Union Gas supports energy conservation in London

$5,500 grant to Mayor's Sustainable Energy Council

LONDON, ON, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Union Gas is helping the Mayor's Sustainable Energy Council (MSEC) encourage the development and implementation of sustainable energy and energy conservation, through a $5,500 grant awarded today.

Andrew Calder, Union Gas technician manager for London presented the cheque to London Mayor Joe Fontana and Paul van der Werf, chair of MSEC and member of the Mayor's Sustainable Energy Council, today at city hall.

The funds will be used to help support ongoing MSEC initiatives including the Sustainable Community Development Initiative to foster the development of greener and more energy efficient homes and the Sustainable Energy Speaker Series, which promotes sustainable energy to various audiences.

"We're particularly mindful of environmental conservation because nature provides the fuel that we deliver to our customers, and also because it's an important way to ensure our children's future will be as bright as ours," said Calder.  "We're very pleased to support the Mayor's Sustainable Energy Council, whose goals align so closely with ours."

"We are grateful for Union Gas' support of the Mayor's Sustainable Energy Council (MSEC)," said van der Werf.  "The funds will be used to help promote sustainable energy projects in the City of London."

In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses and contributing to the province's economy through investment, job creation, municipal taxes and energy efficiency programs, Union Gas supports education as a way to build a skilled workforce for the future, support economic development for Aboriginal communities and encourage conservation. This value is reflected each year, as the company supports communities across Ontario through thousands of volunteer hours for local charitable and non-profit organizations, major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year, Union Gas donated close to $3 million to community and charitable organizations in Ontario, including over $928,000 to United Way.  In addition, Union Gas employees, retirees, family and friends provided over 17,000 volunteer hours to help strengthen the communities where they live and work. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.

About Mayor's Sustainable Energy Council
MSEC's mandate is to promote, encourage and support sustainable energy projects for London's economic and environmental benefit. This includes conservation and the development of new green energy projects. Londoner's spend about $1 billion annually on their energy needs, whether at home or at work with most of that money leaving the City. MSEC has set a goal to facilitate projects, which can reduce or replace $150 million of these costs in a way that keeps this money in London.

About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited, a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company, is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with 100 years of experience and service to customers, assets of over $6.4 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. The distribution business serves about 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2014. For more information, visit uniongas.com or find us on Twitter: twitter.com/uniongas, Facebook: facebook.com/uniongas and YouTube: youtube.com/user/uniongas.

SOURCE Union Gas Limited

For further information:

Union Gas Limited 
Andrea Stass
Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5005490
Cell: 519 365-1010
astass@uniongas.com

Mayor's Sustainable Energy Council
Paul van der Werf
Chair, MSEC
Ph:  519 645-7733
Cell:  519 317-7733
2cg@sympatico.ca