Finavera Renewables Inc.
TSX VENTURE : FVR

Finavera Renewables Inc.

June 11, 2008 12:08 ET

Finavera Renewables Recognized by The Economist

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 11, 2008) - Finavera Renewables Inc. ('Finavera Renewables' or the 'Company') (TSX VENTURE:FVR) is pleased to be recognized in The Economist magazine's Technology Quarterly. The article outlines the potential of the global wave energy industry and focuses part of its attention on Finavera Renewables' AquaBuOY wave energy technology.

Finavera Renewables CEO Jason Bak stated, "We are excited to be featured by a magazine such as The Economist. The reach and distribution of this respected business magazine contributes to publicizing the work we are doing as agents of positive change. Wave technology holds tremendous promise for green energy on a truly international scale, and we look forward to continuing to play a significant role in its development."

To view this article, please go to the media coverage section of the Finavera website: www.finavera.com/en/press/media

Jason Bak, CEO

About Finavera Renewables Inc. (www.finavera.com)

Finavera Renewables Inc. is dedicated to the development of renewable energy resources and technologies. The Company's objective is to become a major renewable and green energy producer by developing and operating its assets in the wind and wave energy sectors. Finavera Renewables Inc. is developing wave energy conversion technology based in part upon licensed and patented 'AquaBuOY' technology designs which are based on proven buoy technology. The Company is developing wave energy projects for AquaBuOY use in the United States, South Africa and Canada. One of those projects, in California, has secured a 2MW power purchase agreement with Pacific Gas and Electric. The Company is also developing other wind energy projects in Canada and Ireland. In Canada, a two stage 150 MW project is being developed in Alberta. Construction on this advance stage project is estimated to begin in 2008 and provides for near term revenue. In British Columbia, four projects totaling 366 MW have been entered into the provincial Environmental Assessment process, and several other sites are being developed. In Ireland, two pre-construction wind projects are under development with a potential capacity of 175MW. Data collection and environmental studies have been continuing at a number of sites in both countries.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities in the United States. The securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act") or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available. Statements in this news release, other than purely historical information, including statements relating to the Company's future plans, objectives or expected results, constitute forward-looking information. Such forward-looking information represents management's conclusion based on numerous assumptions and are subject to all the risks and uncertainties inherent in the Company's business, including development risks. Further information concerning such risks is set forth in the Company's formal disclosure documents filed on SEDAR, including its MD&A. Consequently, actual results may vary materially from those described in the forward-looking information.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed, and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of, this release.

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