Municipalities partner with Bullfrog Power(TM) to reduce CO(2) emissions
TORONTO, July 2 /CNW/ - Bullfrog Power, a leading Canadian provider of
100 per cent green electricity, today announced that Ontario municipalities
successfully met the 5,000-Tonne Challenge set out in 2007 by the Association
of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) through its subsidiary company, Local
Authority Services (LAS), and Bullfrog Power. Green power purchases made by
the Town of Caledon, the Township of Rideau Lakes, The Regional Municipality
of York, the Town of Aurora, the City of Mississauga and AMO (for its offices
and annual conference) reduced the collective CO(2) footprint of these
organizations by more than 5,000 tonnes annually.
Bullfrog Power provides emissions-free electricity sourced from wind and
low-impact hydro generators that meet or exceed the federal government's
Environmental Choice(M) Program EcoLogo(M) standard for renewable electricity.
As a reward for meeting the 5,000-Tonne Challenge, each municipality will
receive a five per cent reduction on the purchase price of green power for the
duration of the municipality's contract with Bullfrog Power.
"We are very pleased to contribute to the success of the AMO 5,000-Tonne
Challenge," said Bill Fisch, York Region Chairman and CEO. "The Regional
Municipality of York is committed to reducing its environmental footprint. Our
agreement with Bullfrog Power to purchase green, renewable energy will help
protect the environment for future generations."
"Sourcing locally generated green power is good for the province and good
for our community," said Michael Touw, Manager of Public Works, Township of
Rideau Lakes. "The Township is committed to sustainable practices, and
purchasing green power is one way we can do that. We're proud to contribute to
the efforts taken by all the municipalities to reduce our collective CO(2)
emissions footprint by over 5,000 tonnes."
Bullfrog and AMO/LAS will announce a new emissions reduction challenge at
the AMO Annual Conference in August. New municipalities joining the ranks of
the bullfrogpowered(TM) and included in 2008's challenge include the City of
Guelph and the City of Cambridge.
"These municipalities are leading by example in their communities," said
Tom Heintzman, President, Bullfrog Power. "Including green power in their
energy plans is a great way to reduce their emissions footprint while also
raising awareness among citizens, businesses and other municipalities about
the choice to direct their electricity dollars toward sustainable sources."
"LAS is pleased to support a company like Bullfrog Power in bringing the
issue of green energy to the forefront of municipal decision making," said
Gary McNamara, Board Chair, Local Authority Services. "We are excited that
these proactive municipalities will realize a five per cent cost savings
through taking proactive steps to reduce their environmental footprint using
About Bullfrog Power
Bullfrog Power is a leading provider of 100 per cent green electricity.
Founded in 2005, Bullfrog provides homes and businesses in Alberta and Ontario
with an easy way to go green and help create a cleaner, healthier environment
for future generations. All of Bullfrog's power comes from clean, renewable
sources like wind power and low-impact water power that displace polluting and
carbon-intensive sources like coal. Bullfrog sources power exclusively from
generators that have received Environment Canada's Environmental Choice(M)
Program EcoLogo(M) certification. Thousands of Canadian homeowners and
hundreds of businesses have made the decision to become "bullfrogpowered" and
support the generation of clean, renewable power. www.bullfrogpower.com
About the Association of Municipalities Ontario (AMO)
AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario's 445
municipal governments. AMO supports strong and effective municipal government
in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and
essential component of Ontario and Canada's political system.
About Local Authority Services (LAS)
LAS is a wholly owned subsidiary of AMO. Its mandate is to develop and
market innovative and beneficial programs and services to the municipal
sector, thereby reducing the cost of common expenditures and/or increasing
revenues through economies-of-scale.
For further information:
For further information: Bullfrog Power: Lauren Mostowyk, Media
Relations Specialist, Tel: (416) 360-3464 x221, Mobile: (416) 417-6352,
firstname.lastname@example.org; AMO/LAS, Brian Lambie, AMO Media Contact,
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