The government has halted a promise to shut down coal-fired generation facilities and is instead moving toward making them less toxic in their operation, while at the same time, it continues to push its coal exit date ahead, now to 2014.
Queen’s University’s Bryne Purchase, an economist specializing in energy policy and executive director of Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy is prepared to discuss these issues and the agenda for an upcoming conference at Queen’s.
On May 10, Queen’s Institute for Energy and Environmental Policy will host a conference on the Future of Coal in Ontario which will examine the difficulties of “exiting coal” policy options including putting a price on CO2 emissions, and technological alternatives including substituting biomass for coal and carbon sequestration.
Dr. Purchase is a former Chief Economist of Ontario and a former Deputy Minister of Finance, Deputy Minister of Revenue and Deputy Minister of Energy, Science and Technology in Ontario.
For more information on the conference, see: http://www.queensu.ca/sps/qieep/coal/
To arrange an interview with Bryne Purchase, contact Alissa Deley at (613) 533-6000 ext. 77513, firstname.lastname@example.org or Molly Kehoe at (613) 533-2877, email@example.com