Ontario’s Minister of Energy and Infrastructure Brad Duguid joined an elementary school and an eco-friendly print shop that were celebrating important milestones in reducing their energy consumption and protecting the environment.
Yesterday at Connaught Public School, Duguid spoke with teachers and 290 kids, part of the 100,000 Ottawa area elementary students learning to conserve energy as part of the Electrical Safety and Conservation Program offered by Hydro Ottawa.
The Lowe-Martin Group, an eco-friendly printing company, received a rebate cheque from Hydro Ottawa through Ontario government's Electricity Retrofit Incentive Program. The company will save at least 10% in yearly energy costs due to energy efficient retrofits to lighting systems in their facility.
The government says conservation is a key part of Ontario's strategy to get off coal by the end of 2014 and an important element of Ontario's climate change plan. Conservation is also a cornerstone of the province's Green Energy Act, which the government says will drive even more aggressive action on conservation and renewables in the province. The province says it’s committed to conserving at least 6,300 MW by 2025.