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OREC members and school board staff pose on Maurice Lapointe school
OREC members and school board staff pose on Maurice Lapointe school

Sept. 6th Information Session on Community-Owned Power in Kemptville

MEDIA ADVISORY
August 19, 2016

Event to Showcase the Benefits of Community-Owned Power in Leeds & Grenville

Support Needed for New Renewable Energy Projects

KEMPTVILLE -Media and the public are invited to attend an evening discussion on the merits of community-owned renewable energy in Ontario.  David Mazur-Goulet of the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative based in Ottawa, Ontario will give the talk while participants enjoy Beau’s All Natural Beer and appetizers from Hard Stones Grill.

A recently published report demonstrated community-ownership of clean energy brings $2 to the provincial economy for every $1 invested.  They also double the amount of jobs created and increase a given area’s energy security compared to conventional electricity generators.

The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op (OREC) wants to bring these benefits to Leeds & Grenville Counties.  However, under current rules, property owners in the United Counties of Leeds and Grenville County must show their support in order to get new community-owned renewable energy projects off the ground.

What: Talk on the benefits community-owned power and the importance of community support
Who: David Mazur-Goulet, the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op
When: Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 at 7pm
Where: Hard Stones Grill (2727 Leeds and Grenville 43, Kemptville, ON)
Why: Raise awareness about the benefits and importance of community-owned power in the United Counties of Leeds & Grenville and to present the Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op’s role in developing new renewable energy projects.

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The Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op empowers Eastern Ontario residents to support the growth of the local renewable energy sector through responsible, long-term investments that finance projects together as members of a democratic co-operative.  With 520 members already on board and 13 solar projects in its ever-expanding portfolio, more than 60,000 tons of CO2 has been mitigated to date.

For more information, please contact:

David Mazur-Goulet
Communications Associate, OREC
david.mg@orec.ca
819-598-6325

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