Durham Strategic Energy Alliance (DSEA) welcomes landmark Ontario Green Energy Act and offers assistance for quick implementation

    DURHAM, ON, Feb. 26 /CNW/ - The Durham Strategic Energy Alliance (DSEA)
applaud Premier McGuinty and Minister Smitherman for introducing the landmark
Green Energy Act (GEA) which will promote investment in renewable energy
projects and increase conservation, creating green jobs and economic growth in
Ontario. The proposed legislation will assist Ontario to become a leading
green economy in North America.
    The DSEA sees the future community of Seaton and other areas within
Durham Region as opportunities for not only demonstrating renewable
technologies and conservation techniques, but also as a source for the
creation of many of the Province's 50,000 "green" jobs identified in the
proposed act.
    The DSEA is a 55 member energy cluster comprised of business, government
and educational institutions. Since its inception four years ago, the DSEA has
played a major role in promoting energy solutions and energy innovations
amongst its members to deal with the need for Ontario to reduce its reliance
on coal and become more involved in green technologies. As an established
cluster, the DSEA believes that the promotion of clusters will be one of the
key enablers of a creative culture and increased levels of commercialization
in the energy and transportation sectors.
    With many members already engaged in areas that are covered by the green
energy act, DSEA members are prepared to leverage their national and
international experience to assist companies and communities in the new green
economy. Additionally, the DSEA has formed linkages with similar clusters in
Belgium, Denmark, Sweden and the Netherlands and have been actively involved
in promoting the Region and Ontario as one of Canada's preeminent energy
    The DSEA offers the expertise of its members, close linkages to member
municipalities and links to international best practices to help the Ontario
government move forward with renewable energy plans in a safe, environmentally
sound way and in building sustainable communities in the province.
    For further information on DSEA, visit the Web site at www.dsea.ca or
call Kathleen Pearce at (905) 666-6259.


    Durham Strategic Energy Alliance

    For more than 40 years, Durham Region has been home to a wealth of
energy-sector expertise and infrastructure combined with progressive
government and a knowledgeable and supportive host community.
    Research and development capabilities are led by the University of
Ontario Institute of Technology's (UOIT) energy systems and nuclear
engineering programs while Durham College is a training leader for the skilled
    Governing councils of the Municipality of Clarington and the Region of
Durham have fully endorsed Ontario Power Generation Darlington as a site for
new build nuclear.
    In many of Durham's member municipalities, lands have been set aside for
energy and conservation-related development as part of Durham's effort to
create an energy-sector hub for Ontario that is becoming a model and leader
for Canada and the world.

    The Durham Strategic Energy Alliance is a non-profit organization
comprised of business, government and educational institutions working
together for the advancement of energy initiatives that address the challenges
facing Durham Region, Ontario and Canada. DSEA is an active participant in the
global quest for clean, affordable energy solutions. Visit our Web site at

For further information:

For further information: Kamiel Gabriel, Chair, DSEA, (905) 721-8668
ext. 2262; Michael Angemeer, Vice-Chair, DSEA, (905) 427-9870 ext. 2201

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