Greenpeace and Renewable Energy Industry Call for Energy Revolution



    OTTAWA, May 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Greenpeace and the European Renewable
Energy Council (EREC) released a new report today detailing a revolutionary
green energy scenario for Canada that could cut this country's greenhouse gas
emissions dramatically by 2020.
    The report, entitled Energy (R)evolution: A Sustainable Canada Energy
Outlook, concludes that available green energy technology, if implemented
immediately, can reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the Canadian energy
sector 45 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020, and 82 per cent by 2050.
    The report, prepared by Greenpeace and based on modeling by the German
Aerospace Agency, takes a comprehensive look at the latest in Canada-specific
solutions for reducing greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining economic
growth for the new century - without coal or nuclear power. Greenpeace
released the report at a launch event for newsmakers in Ottawa this morning.
    "Our Energy (R)evolution scenario is a win-win for the environment and
the economy. It shows how to save money and maintain economic development
without fueling catastrophic climate change," said Sven Teske, Greenpeace
International's Director of Renewable Energy and co-author of the report. "We
have the technology and we have the blueprint - now Canada needs the political
leadership."

    Editors:

    The full version of the release along with links to the report, a leaflet
and a backgrounder are at our press centre:
    http://www.greenpeace.org/canada/en/press/

    Interviews can be arranged with Sven Teske, Dave Martin and Christine
Lins. Call one of the contacts below.




For further information:

For further information: Alex Paterson, Media & Public Relations
Officer, (416) 524-8496; Dave Martin, Climate & Energy Coordinator, (416)
627-5004

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