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Competitiveness and energy self-sufficiency to be the focus of The Energy Roundtable

The Northwest New Brunswick Energy Roundtable, organized by Senator Pierrette Ringuette, will be held on Saturday September 23, 2006 in Edmundston. Senior representatives from across the country will gather to discuss a broad range of technology, policy, and investment topics relating to needs for clean, safe, affordable energy. 


“Speakers and participants will be able to explore the issue of new diversified energy generation for the region. The Roundtable will specifically address the issue of energy costs and its effects on our economic development, particularly on our manufacturing sector that constitutes an important part of the economy of our region” stated Senator Ringuette.


The Energy Roundtable is designed for participants who want to be more competitive in today's market by providing insight from, and access to, key government decision-makers and senior representatives from companies with considerable energy interests in Canada. Industry and government representatives along with specific energy specialists will provide participants with insight into today’s competitive energy market by providing access to leading actors in Canadian energy markets.


Senator Pierrette Ringuette has the honor to confirm the presence of these distinguished speakers: André Leclerc, Professor of Economics, l’Université de Moncton, Yves Gagnon, K.C. Irving Chair in Sustainable Development, Andy Savoy, Savoy & Associates Inc., Ron Golden, Agri-THERM Ltd., Blaine Kennedy, Sustainable Development Technology Canada, Kory Teneycke, Canadian Renewable Fuels Association, Dr. Liuchen Chang, University of New Brunswick and CANMET Energy Technology.


Anyone wishing to attend the event is asked to register before Tuesday, September 19, 2006.