The Co-operators, a group of Canadian companies focussing on insurance and investment services, has announced grants totalling C$50,000 to three Ontario wind co-operatives, saying it wants to help "develop the capacity and infrastructure" of the sector. "Our group of companies is focused on increasing the profile of renewable energy as a positive vehicle for moving forward with environmental sustainability," says CEO Kathy Bardswick. The group is a co-operative itself and says it expects Canadian co-ops to play a major role in renewable energy development and environmental protection.
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