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Picton event to discuss Green Energy Act

Friday, January 23rd 2009 5:08:44pm

Media Advisory

Picton 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 Prince Edward County to explain the proposed legislation, which in Europe has proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, eliminate smog and create thousand of good jobs.

WHAT:
A public meeting to discuss A Green Energy Act for Ontario

WHO:
The County Sustainability Group
The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, member of the Green Energy Act Alliance

WHEN:
Monday, February 2, 2009
7:00 pm

WHERE:
Prince Edward Community Centre Hall
375 Main Street
Picton, ON K0K 2T0

Free Admission

For more information, contact:
Don Chisholm, co-chair, County Sustainability Group: 613-476-1700
Renia Tyminski, co-chair, County Sustainability Group: 613-476-0472

To schedule interviews, contact:
Jane Story, Manager Policy and Communications: 416-977-4441, extension 222

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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.

The County Sustainability Group provides information on the ecological and social symptoms of excess human activity, and on positive steps that other, enlightened communities and governments are taking.