Regional Conference this week focuses on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

There's a regional conference on Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency in Castlegar this week.

It's being put on by the West Kootenay EcoSociety September 7th to 9th.

Co-Executive Director Matthew Carrol says it helps build their Renewable Kootenays Initiative and 30 local businesses and organizations have signed on, one third of them in Rossland.

He says that helps show municipal decision makers that local businesses and groups support renewable energy and are making steps to cut their fossil fuel use.

There are speakers and workshops during the conference Thursday through Saturday at the Castlegar Community Complex.

The first speaker is Andrea Reimer, the lead Vancouver Councillor on the City's award winning Greenest City Action Plan.

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