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September 18, 2014

Manufacturing Electric Vehicles for Ontario market would boost economy by $3.6 billion

Windfall Centre releases year-long EV economic impact study

EVs would also help achieve emission reduction targets

Windfall Centre has released its in-depth study of the economic impact of Electric Vehicle (EV) adoption in Ontario. The year-long research project, dispels myths and fills a significant knowledge gap on the impacts of what could well be a transformative shift in personal transportation in the 21st century. If EVs reach a 10% share of the total passenger vehicle population by 2025, Ontario can expect total income to increase by over $3.6 Billion with 34,000 person years of work created.

Also, released today is the GT80 Calculator, an innovative on-line tool designed to assist policy makers, educators, and other stakeholders in modeling the economic and environmental outcomes of user defined EV adoption scenarios.

Download the report

September 18, 2014

National Drive Electric Week Is Now On

Celebrate and learn about electric vehicles

Attend an event, volunteer and get involved!

Started in 2011, National Drive Electric Week is a nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars.

There are numerous events taking place which are being led by local plug-in drivers and advocates and typically includes some combination of EV parades, ride-and-drives, electric tailgate parties, press conferences, award ceremonies, informational booths, and more. 

Learn more, find an event get some resources

September 18, 2014

The E-Mazing Race is Back!

Tour the Sun Country Highway Charging Network

Event launches September 29th across North America

The E-mazing Race is about to kick off and participants will tour the Sun Country Highway Charging Network. The event will bring attention to the advances made in the electric vehicle movement as well as raise fund for further EV infrastructure development.

The official launch will take place Monday September 29, 2014 in Summerside, PEI (exact location to be announced) as well as various secondary launch cities across the continent. Not a race to the finish; but an epic EV challenge to visit the most Sun Country Highway charging stations and collect the most points in a one month period. 

Find Out More or Sign Up!

August 12, 2014

OSEA Green Energy Doors Open - October 4th

Tour success stories of conservation, community engagement and sustainable energy development

Windfall Centre is hosting an event from 10am-2pm

Come take a tour at Windfall Centre, located in the heritage Sheppard Family estate in the Sheppard Bush Conservation Area. The tour highlights how a historical building can incorporate energy conservation and renewable energy retrofits to reduce a homes carbon footprint. Interested attendees can also take a  test ride in our all electric vehicle, a Nissan leaf!

More than 90 host sites are already confirmed to hold a variety of events across the province, including Windfall Centre.

Submit Your Green Energy Event or Find One Near You

September 18, 2014

Emerald Ash Borer Information Workshop

Learn, Talk, Act. Help Reduce the EAB Impact

Join York Region on September 22nd or October 6th

Ash trees in York Region are dying because of Emerald Ash Borer (EAB), an invasive insect that attacks and kills ash trees. Discover how EAB will affect your woodlot. Talk with experts and learn about local forest managment resources.

Find out more or Register for a session

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Getting To 80

Enbridge customers in Wards 13 and 30 may qualify for up to $2000 in incentives when making energy saving upgrades to their homes. The cash incentives are being offered as part of community-wide climate protection initiative led by Project Neutral and Windfall Ecology Centre.

Visit the Getting To 80 website for full details