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THE NEWS just keeps getting better for The Green Hub. Less than a year after the area was designated as Ontario’s green energy hub, the Chamber of Commerce Brantford-Brant has been awarded the Ontario chamber’s advocacy award for 2011.
This award recognizes the Brantford-Brant chapter for its Green Energy Hub initiative. Back in September 2010, months of work by former chamber presidents Terry Collins and Barry English culminated in a media day announcement of the designation of Ontario’s Green Energy Hub for the area including Brantford, Six Nations, and Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk counties.
The advocacy award recognizes exceptional policy-related efforts within the chamber of commerce network across Ontario.
Elsewhere around The Green Hub: Why Norfolk Power customers are going to be paying higher hydro bills … Norfolk County officials are all smiles about its new two-box recycling program .. Why the City of Brantford is cutting ties with the company brought in for the cleanup and remediation of the Greenwich-Mohawk brownfield … How the battle over invasive plants and animals is affecting Ontario property owners … Why the City of Brantford is planning to hand out $41,000 to five downtown businesses … How Canada should never take its clean water sources for granted ….
Last but not least: A UN panel on climate change says that renewable energy could account for 80 per cent of the world’s needs by 2050. However, to achieve that mark, the panel said governments would have to spend significantly more money and introduce policies that integrate renewables into existing power grids and promote their benefits in terms of reducing air pollution and improving public health.