Community Owned Green Energy Investment Experts Meet in Toronto

Global financial leaders on Community Owned Renewable Power meet at MaRS Discovery District to discuss investment in Ontario

TORONTO, May 7 /CNW/ -

    
    What:

    The Community Power Finance Forum will present community power project
    developers, funders and policy makers with finance, funding and project
    management information relevant to community-owned renewable power
    projects in Ontario, under the province's Green Energy Act and the feed-
    in-tariff program. The forum is presented by the MaRS Discovery District,
    the Green Energy Act Alliance and D & D Securities. The program includes
    speakers from: Middelgrunden Cooperative Copenhagen's offshore wind
    project, One World Energy, Italian Canadian Savings and Credit Union,
    Ontario Financing Authority, Farm Credit Canada, Koenig & Consultants,
    Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein, MaRS Discovery District and more.

    The Green Energy Act (GEA) presents a significant opportunity for
    community participation the growth of renewable energy production in
    Ontario. Under the Act, communities get paid a premium for renewable
    power generation they own in part or outright, sweetening the business
    case for local ownership and partnerships.

    When:

    Monday May 10, 2010
    8 AM to 3:45 PM

    Where:

    MaRS Discovery District
    South tower, Suite 100
    101 College Street
    Toronto

    Who:

    8:05am:   Bruce Lourie, President, Ivey Foundation
    8:20am:   Erik Christiansen, Chairman, Managing Director, Middelgrunden
              Cooperative
    8:35am:   Dr. Ingo Koenig, Managing Partner, Koenig & Consultants
    8:50am:   Dr. Klaus Rave, Co-CEO, Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein,
              VP, European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
    9:30am:   The Hon. Brad Duguid, Ontario Minister of Energy and
              Infrastructure
    

...and many more.

The full agenda of speakers is available at www.marsdd.com/communitypower

Journalists are invited to attend all or part of the forum, and do not need to register in advance. Speakers will be available for interviews.

About the Green Energy Act Alliance: The Alliance's vision is to make Ontario a global leader in green energy development through the use of renewable energy, distributed energy and conservation, creating thousands of jobs, economic prosperity, energy security, while ensuring climate protection. Founding groups include: the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association, Community Power Fund, the David Suzuki Foundation, Environmental Defence, the First Nations Energy Alliance, the Ivey Foundation, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Pembina Institute. www.greenenergyact.ca

SOURCE Environmental Defence

For further information: For further information: or to arrange interviews in advance: Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 ext. 232, (647) 280-9521 (cell)


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