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How Ontario and international community will benefit from REEEP

Friday, August 10th 2007 3:19:33pm

Interview Opportunity
Attention News/Assignment/Energy/Environment Editors and Reporters

(Ottawa, Canada, August 10, 2007)   The Ontario government announced today that Ontario will be the first Canadian province to join the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP).

Stephen Koch (pronounced 'cook'), part of REEEP's North American Advisory Council, is the Executive Director of NAIMA Canada, a founding partner of REEEP.

REEEP is an active, multi-stakeholder global partnership that facilitates policy, regulatory, business and financing initiatives for developing the markets for renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Since its inception, several Canadian companies have been involved in REEEP projects across India, Brazil and Africa.  These companies currently account for 10% of REEEP's projects worldwide and more than 20% of the project budget.


Stephen Koch, Executive Director, NAIMA Canada, member of REEEP North American Advisory Council


Mr. Koch is available for media interviews.  Among the topics he can discuss are:

* What REEEP is, how it works, and how Ontario and the international community can benefit from REEEP;

* REEEP's recognition of energy efficiency as a means of promoting global sustainable development and reducing greenhouse gas emissions;

* The value of combining energy efficiency in buildings with renewable energy measures; and

* Transferring energy efficiency best practices in buildings and technology to and between developing countries

The Ontario government's media release can be viewed at www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2007/10/c5947.html

To arrange an interview with Mr. Koch, contact:

Jonathan Laderoute, (e|c|o media relations), 416-972-7401, laderoutej@huffstrategy.com

Stephen Koch, Executive Director, NAIMA Canada, 613-232-8093, cell 613-292-8772

NAIMA Canada is the association for North American manufacturers of fibre glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation products doing business in Canada.  Its role is to promote energy efficiency and environmental preservation through the use of fibre glass, rock wool, and slag wool insulation, and to encourage the safe production and use of these materials. NAIMA Canada is a sister organization to the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA).  www.naimacanada.ca