The symposium, based at the Digby Pines and the Digby campus of the Nova Scotia Community College, will be part of Digby Port Days from Sept. 17 to 19.
Terry Thibodeau, the green energy coordinator for the Municipality of the District of Digby, says the presentations, tours and panel discussions will attract anyone interested in renewables as an energy source, as an investment, an economic driver or a way to make their own home more efficient.
“We want to let people know what is happening with tidal and wind and other renewable projects in the area, we want to let them know about some of the projects people have planned and also inform people about energy efficiency projects for the home,” said Thibodeau.
The symposium will start Thursday Sept. 17 with a session called “Tidal Energy in Nova Scotia: Building the Opportunity” hosted by Marine Renewables Canada (MRC).
Presenters will talk about the global marine renewable energy market and what opportunities may be created through tidal energy development in our communities. Thibodeau says the session will allow people to interact with leading international tidal energy developers and hear about the province’s strategy for tidal energy development.
Minister of Energy of Nova Scotia
Michel Samson, the Minister of Energy for the province of Nova Scotia, will speak at the opening reception for Digby Port Days that night.
Samson will also open the speeches Friday morning followed by remarks from regional and international industry leaders, like our own Dana Morin of Fundy…
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