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Walkerton event to discuss proposed Green Energy Act

Tuesday, February 17th 2009 9:38:26am

Media Advisory

Walkerton 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 Walkerton 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 to discuss the proposed Green Energy Act for Ontario

WHO:

Ontario Federation of Agriculture
The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, member of the Green Energy Act Alliance

WHEN:

Friday, February 20, 2009 from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

WHERE:

Walkerton Legion Hall, 505 Scott Street North, Walkerton, Ontario


Free Admission


For more information, contact:

Don McCabe, Vice-President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, 519-331-6175.

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 Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) is a farmer-lead dynamic provincial lobby which works to represent the interests of its farm members to government

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.