The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA) has elected new members to its board. They represent a wide cross-section of people and communities involved in sustainable energy and committed to a green energy act in Ontario, according to the association.
‘We feel very strongly that Ontario is on the cusp of a green energy revolution,’ says Kristopher Stevens, executive director of OSEA. ‘Our board will be very much involved in shaping Ontario's Green Energy Act to ensure that every Ontarian can be not just a consumer, but a conserver and generator of clean, green energy.’
New board members include Paul McKay, author of ‘The Electric Empire’ and advisor to a former Ontario energy minister. He is developing a small, community-owned hydro project with the Wildside Foundation.
Graham Findlay has worked on hydro electricity dams as an engineer for Ontario Hydro. He also founded Vector Wind Energy in 2002, which has developed wind farms across Canada. He now is an energy consultant working with institutions and First Nations.
Jim Fonger studies electricity storage in conjunction with the University of Toronto and McMaster University. In addition, he heads Windy Hill Caledon Renewable Energy, a community-based 10 MW wind farm.
Two associate members representing the business sector were also elected to the OSEA board. They are Jan Buijk, vice president and manager of DDEACE Power Systems, which specializes in landfill gas and biogas solutions, and Karim Saleh, president and CEO of Skon Technologies, a community-oriented wind power developer.
SOURCE: Ontario Sustainable Energy Association