Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Conserving electricity is topic of POWER AGM
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 24 Nov 2006, p. 25

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Peter Love, Ontario's Chief Energy Conservation Officer, will be the keynote speaker at the annual general meeting of POWER (Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources). The meeting will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 7 p.m. at the Halton Hills Cultural Centre Gallery, 9 Church St. The public is welcome to attend. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The new Conservation Bureau is a fundamental part of the Ontario Power Authority's corporate structure and plays a key role in promoting conservation and delivering province-wide conservation programs. Specifically, the mandate of the Conservation Bureau includes: · Developing province-wide conservation programs to help consumers save energy and save money · Promoting energy conservation and the efficient use of electricity · Assessing the technical, economic and market potential for conservation in the province · Reporting on Ontario's progress in achieving its conservation targets and assessing further action Love has enjoyed a long and distinguished career in the area of energy efficiency. He served as the executive director of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, and co-founded the Summerhill Group, a firm that specializes in creating energy and environmental programs that encourage sustainability. Love was also instrumental in the creation of the EnerQuality Corporation, andserved as its president. In this capacity, he was responsible for delivering a series of energy efficiency programs for new homes across Ontario. An active volunteer and community activist, Love has served on the National Advisory Committee on Energy Efficiency, and as the director of the Canadian Coalition on Acid Rain. This AGM represents the beginning of POWER's 20th year of helping to preserve the environment of north Halton. It is a volunteer-driven, non-profit organization that depends on the strength of its membership to continue its success. Protect Our Water and Environmental Resources was founded in 1987. It helped change the Niagara Escarpment Plan to ban garbage dumps; it had representatives at The Earth Summit (1992), The World Summit on Sustainable Development (2002) and participates actively with the UN's Commission on Sustainable Development. Members started Wastewise and also created the award-winning Future Forests program that has organized and sponsored 11,000 (and counting) Halton Hills student day trips to plant trees and learn about the natural world.

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Conserving electricity is topic of POWER AGM