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Thunder Bay chapter holds ‘community think tank’ session on renewable energy

The Council of Canadians Thunder Bay chapter held a public forum on March 4 on renewable energy.

The promotion for it highlighted, “What is the future for renewable energy in Thunder Bay? The Council of Canadians Thunder Bay chapter will explore this question at its fourth Think Tank session titled, the Future for Renewable Energy in Thunder Bay, on March 4 from 1-3 p.m. at the Waverley Resource Library auditorium. The afternoon discussion will explore how the city can move forward to renewable energy. Admission is by donation, and all are welcome to attend. For more information, visit The Council of Canadians Thunder Bay Chapter on Facebook.”

Chapter activist Ruth Cook tells us, “The session on Saturday went really well. We had two great speakers: Kerstin Muth, who is the former chair and continuing member of the Energy Working Group of the City’s EarthCare program, and David Ryczko, Owner/Manager of Solar Logix, a local solar company, for our main information. We then had a city councillor, Frank Pullia, who was formerly on the board of Thunder Bay Hydro, who added a few comments based on his experience there and as a comptroller for one of the former iterations of Ontario Power Generation.”

Cook adds, “We attracted a number of new people we have never had out to a meeting before, and several of them are interested in forming a working group to follow up on some of the issues we discussed. We’re really pleased that we got a group of people who want to take further action.”

The Council of Canadians has endorsed the Leap Manifesto demand which says, “The latest research shows we could get 100% of our electricity from renewable resources within two decades; by 2050 we could have a 100% clean economy. We demand that this shift begin now.”

For more on the Thunder Bay chapter, please click here.