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Caledon event to discuss Green Energy Act

Friday, February 27th 2009 4:48:43pm

Media Advisory

Caledon event to discuss legislation that would make renewable energy a provincial priority


Frustration is growing in parts of rural Ontario where farmers, municipalities, First Nations, and local owners of green energy projects are unable to fully contribute to the future of Ontario’s green electricity.  

A Green Energy Act that would empower all Ontario residents to become power generators is being proposed by an alliance of agricultural, labour, industrial and environmental organizations.

A public meeting is being held in Caledon to explain the proposed legislation, which in Europe has proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, eliminate smog and create thousand of good jobs. For more information on the Green Energy Act, visit http://www.greenenergyact.ca.

WHAT:
A public meeting about the proposed Green Energy Act for Ontario

WHO:
Wind Hills Caledon Renewable Energy
The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, member of the Green Energy Act Alliance

WHEN:
Thursday, March 5, 2009
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WHERE:
Empire 7 Theatres Bolton
194 McEwan Drive East
Caledon, ON L7E 2Z7

RSVP is required for this event.
To RSVP, please email info@windyhillscaledon.org

Free Admission


For more information, contact:
Jim Fonger, Director, 1 877-857-4245 or email jim.fonger@h2green.com

To schedule interviews, contact:
Jane Story, Manager Policy and Communications, Ontario Sustainable Energy Association,
416-977-4441, ex 222 or email jane@ontario-sea.org.

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The objectives of Windy Hills Caledon are to: raise community spirit and involvement around a community owned wind-based renewable energy project, undertake studies to assess viability of the same, fundraise for professional support as appropriate for the same and raising environmental awareness in the Caledon community

The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) works to initiate, facilitate and support the work of local sustainable energy organizations through membership services, province wide capacity building and non-partisan policy work. They work to catalyze the efforts of community organizers and raise awareness of the benefits of community power and renewable energy through various communication channels and by offering a variety of workshops and guidebooks on topics.