Cum­ber­land En­ergy Au­thor­ity host­ing the third en­ergy sym­po­sium

The Citizen-Record (Cumberland) - - FRONT PAGE -

The Cum­ber­land En­ergy Au­thor­ity is host­ing the third en­ergy sym­po­sium in Springhill on Thursday, May 24.

Doors open at 8:30 a.m. This free event is open to the public and will have in­ter­ac­tive ac­tiv­i­ties, net­work­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties.

As well, the Cen­tre for Lo­cal pros­per­ity will present its doc­u­men­tary film Cli­mate Change and the Hu­man Prospect.

“This year’s En­ergy Sym­po­sium’s theme is Cum­ber­land County: Trail­blaz­ers in Cli­mate Change.

We are pleased to see rep­re­sen­ta­tion from the fed­eral, pro­vin­cial, and mu­nic­i­pal gov­ern­ments, en­ergy as­so­ci­a­tions, re­new­able en­ergy de­vel­op­ers, FORCE, re­new­able en­ergy pro­gram co­or­di­na­tors, aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions and res­i­dents in­ter­ested in re­new­able en­ergy devel­op­ment reg­is­tered for the Sym­po­sium,” said Cum­ber­land En­ergy Au­thor­ity chair, Ren­nie Bu­g­ley.

Con­firmed pan­elists for this free event in­clude: Robert Cervelli, Cen­tre for Lo­cal Pros­per­ity; Re­becca Cope-Moore, Ecol­ogy Ac­tion Cen­tre; Adam Fenech, Univer­sity of Prince Ed­ward Is­land and Gregory Hem­ing, Cen­tre for Lo­cal Pros­per­ity

Ses­sions through­out the event will ad­dress cli­mate change ac­tion in the Cum­ber­land County Re­gion, build­ing re­la­tion­ships with Indige­nous com­mu­ni­ties, Cum­ber­land County’s en­ergy re­sources, the out­comes of the last re­treat, and more.

Con­firmed speak­ers for key­note ses­sions in­clude Fundy FORCE Gen­eral Man­ager Tony Wright, Cum­ber­land En­ergy Au­thor­ity ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor Ray Hickey, and cap­i­tal projects en­gi­neer Brian Herteis.

The sec­ond sym­po­sium saw ap­prox­i­mately 250 par­tic­i­pants and the Cum­ber­land En­ergy Au­thor­ity is look­ing for­ward to an­other suc­cess­ful event pro­mot­ing green en­ergy ini­tia­tives and projects in Cum­ber­land County and through­out the Prov­ince of Nova Sco­tia.

To reg­is­ter for this event please visit the Cum­ber­land En­ergy Au­thor­ity’s web­site at cum­ber­lan­den­ergy-au­thor­ity.ca.

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