News Conference - Global Green Energy Experts Comment on Ontario's Green Energy Act

    TORONTO, April 21 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:   Green energy experts from Germany, Denmark and the U.S. will
            share their views of Ontario's proposed Green Energy Act, and
            outline what Ontario and Canada can do to grow its renewable
            energy and create jobs.

            Ontario's proposed Green Energy Act is based on successful models
            from European countries, including Germany and Spain. While in
            Toronto, the experts will participate in a number of events,
            including: renewable energy roundtable with MPPs; public event at
            Convocation Hall; breakfast presentation at the Toronto Board of
            Trade; and, a panel discussion at the Green Living Show.

    WHO:    Dr. Hermann Scheer, Member of the German Parliament; President of
            EUROSOLAR (the European Association for Renewable Energy);
            General Chairman of the World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE)

            Denis Hayes, National Coordinator of the first Earth Day in 1970;
            President and CEO of the Bullitt Foundation

            Preben Maegaard, Danish renewable energy pioneer; president of
            the World Wind Energy Association; vice-president of EUROSOLAR

            Deb Doncaster, Chair, Green Energy Act Alliance

    WHEN:   Thursday, April 23, 2009
            9:15 a.m.

    WHERE:  Media Studio
            Queen's Park
            Room 148, Legislative Building

    INTERVIEWS: The green energy experts are available for individual
    interviews during their two-day visit to Toronto.

    Note:   Media who are not members of the Queen's Park press gallery must
            obtain a media pass from the press gallery office, room 387A.

For further information:

For further information: Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, (416)
323-9521 ext. 232, (647) 280-9521 (cell)

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