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PUBLIC FORUM: EXPLORING RENEWABLE ENERGY OPPORTUNTIES FOR NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

PUBLIC FORUM: EXPLORING RENEWABLE ENERGY OPPORTUNTIES FOR NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR

When: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Friday, May 18

Where: Foran Room, St. John’s City Hall, St. John’s, NL

The proposed Muskrat Falls hydro development project has spurred considerable debate about the future of energy production and consumption in our province. This public forum is meant to contribute to this discussion and present information on the opportunities for municipalities, businesses and home owners to become renewable energy producers.

Speakers:

Neal Livingston, Renewable Energy Developer and Policy Advocate (Nova Scotia): The renewable energy opportunity – examining alternatives to large hydro development. Visit www.blackriver.ns.ca for more background.

Councillor Sheilagh O’Leary, City of St. John’s: New wind turbine development regulations for the City of St. John’s

Gerry Skinner, Owner of Newfound Energies – NL-based renewable energy company: Renewable energy installations in Newfoundland and Labrador.  Visit www.labradorcoastal.com for more background.

Fred Winsor, Sierra Club of Canada (Atlantic Chapter): How could “Feed In Tariff” legislation boost renewable energy generation in Newfoundland and Labrador?

Q & A Session

The public and media are invited to attend. 

This event is organized by the Sierra Club of Canada (Atlantic Chapter) and the Newfoundland and Labrador Environment Network. 

 

May 17th, 2012

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