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News conference during World Energy Congress outlines initiative


WHAT: News conference to announce launch of Trottier Energy Futures Project, a unique partnership between the Canadian Academy of Engineering, the David Suzuki Foundation, and the Trottier Family Foundation, with the goal of helping to build a clean and sustainable energy future for Canada.

WHEN: Noon — 1 p.m., Wednesday, September 15, 2010 (a light lunch will be served)

WHERE: W Hotel, 901 Square Victoria, Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1R1, Studio 3 & 4

Tom Gouldsborough, P.Eng. — Project Manager, Trottier Energy Futures Project
Lorne Trottier, FCAE - Trottier Family Foundation
Michael Charles, FCAE, P.Eng. — President, Canadian Academy of Engineering
Dale Marshall — Climate Change Policy Analyst, David Suzuki Foundation

WHY: Canada's greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise. Meanwhile, Canada is one of the few developed nations in the world without a national energy strategy, even though the country has numerous opportunities and resources to be in the forefront of a growing worldwide energy revolution. The David Suzuki Foundation and Canadian Academy of Engineering have joined to create the Trottier Energy Futures Project, named for entrepreneur, engineer, and philanthropist Lorne Trottier, whose Trottier Family Foundation provided funding for the five-year project. The project will identify energy systems that Canada should implement over the next few decades to achieve 80 per cent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and minimize other environmental impacts while maximizing economic and social benefits.

For more information, contact:
Sutton Eaves, Communications Specialist, 604-732-4228, ext. 1282
Catherine Orer, Communications Specialist, 514-679-0821

September 13, 2010

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