$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
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
"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
Manager, External Communications and Media Relations
Ph: 519 436-5490 or 1-800-571-8446 ext. 5005490
Cell: 519 365-1010
Mayor's Sustainable Energy Council
Paul van der Werf
Ph: 519 645-7733
Cell: 519 317-7733