June 5, 2008

Cool your energy demand and win big!

With the weather forecasters promising hot and muggy weather tomorrow, many Ontarians will be preparing to start up their air conditioners.  But before you hit the “on” switch, make sure your air conditioner is equipped with a peaksaver device that can help Ontario avoid the need to ramp up dirty coal-fired electricity generation on hot summer days.  If it is, you are eligible to enter our Chillin’ without coal contest with more than $10,000 in prizes to be won.  You can enter at www.PeakBusters.ca.

How about a weekend at a luxurious country inn in the heart of Ontario’s wine region or cottage country?  A $200 gift certificate for Lululemon Athletica or Future Shop?  Tickets to the big summer shows in Toronto?  Or some new garden furniture, hand crafted in Muskoka?  We’ve lined up great prizes that will allow you to relax and enjoy summer while feeling good about your contribution to reducing peak summer electricity demand – and your climate impact.

Just think, if everyone with a central air conditioner in Ontario installed a free peaksaver device that allows their utility to temporarily reduce their air conditioner’s energy demands, but not home comfort in peak periods, we could eliminate the need for four of Nanticoke’s eight dirty coal boilers.  And that would mean we all win big.

If you don’t have a central air conditioner or live in a multi-residential building, you can still win – check the contest website for details at www.PeakBusters.ca.

Thanks to our sponsors: Bell, enerShift, Hydro One, Newmarket Hydro, NOW Magazine, PowerStream, Veridian Connections and yorkregion.com.

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Thank you.

Jessica Fracassi, Communications & Membership Director
Ontario Clean Air Alliance
402-625 Church St, Toronto M4Y 2G1
Phone: 416-926-1907 ext. 245
Fax: 416-926-1601
Email: jessica@cleanairalliance.org
Website: www.cleanairalliance.org