Smitherman Talks Green Energy at the Toronto Board of Trade

    The Green Energy Act Alliance is available for comment on what the
    Minister's comments mean to Green Energy in Ontario

    TORONTO, Feb. 19 /CNW/ - Experts from the Green Energy Act Alliance are
available for comment on Minister Smitherman's remarks to The Toronto Board of
Trade on Friday, February 20, 2009 about the upcoming Green Energy Act. The
experts can speak about the potential influence of the government's plan on:

    Renewable energy generation
    Greenhouse gas emissions
    Job creation
    Farmers and rural land owners
    Community owned power
    Advanced renewable tariffs

    -   Deborah Doncaster, Executive Director, Community Power Fund and
        Chair, Green Energy Act Alliance
    -   Dr. Rick Smith, Executive Director, Environmental Defence
    -   Andy King, National Health, Safety and Environment Coordinator,
        United Steelworkers Union
    -   Don McCabe, Vice President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture
    -   Dr. Keith Stewart, Manager - Climate Change Campaign, WWF-Canada
    -   Kristopher Stevens, Executive Director, Ontario Sustainable Energy

    Ils sont aussi disponible pour les entrevues en français.

    About the Green Energy Act Alliance: The Alliance's vision is to make
Ontario a global leader in green energy development through the use of
renewable energy, distributed energy and conservation, creating thousands of
jobs, economic prosperity, energy security, while ensuring climate protection.
 Founding groups include: the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association,
Community Power Fund, the David Suzuki Foundation, Environmental Defence, the
First Nations Energy Alliance, the Ivey Foundation, the Ontario Federation of
Agriculture and the Pembina Institute.

For further information:

For further information: To arrange an interview, please contact:
Jennifer Foulds, Environmental Defence, (416) 323-9521 ext. 232, (647)
280-9521 (cell)

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