The Canadian Club of Toronto

The Canadian Club of Toronto

September 14, 2007 16:33 ET

Media Advisory: Dr. Patrick Moore, Chair & Chief Scientist of Greenspirit Strategies Ltd. to Address The Canadian Club of Toronto

"Searching for a Sustainable Energy Future"

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 14, 2007) -

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WHO: Dr. Patrick Moore, Chair and Chief Scientist, Greenspirit
Strategies Ltd.

WHAT: Here in Ontario we face a 25% increase in energy demand over
the next 20 years, and a 30% increase in required power
capacity. Those needs have to be met somehow. Some people point
to alternative energy sources like wind, solar power and
biofuels as replacement options, but the scientific facts are
that a 30% shortfall cannot be made up with these alternatives
anytime soon.

The Ontario election campaign is heating up, and energy issues
are powering it. Climate change, growing demand, conservation,
coal plant retirement and new nuclear build are all lighting up
the campaign trail.

In this urgent and controversial debate, renowned
environmentalist, Dr. Patrick Moore will argue that, rather
than being a poor environmental choice, today's scientific
evidence supports nuclear power as an environmentally sound and
safe choice for energy consumers around the globe. A founding
member of Greenpeace, Dr. Moore argues that nuclear energy is
the only non-greenhouse-gas-emitting power source that can
effectively replace fossil fuels and satisfy global energy
demand.

Dr. Moore will take questions following his speech.

WHEN: 1 p.m. luncheon address - Monday, September 17, 2007.

WHERE: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Imperial Room

BACKGROUND: Patrick Moore was a founding member and former President of
Greenpeace and has been a leader in the international
environmental movement for more than 30 years. He is a fierce
advocate of sustainable development.

Dr. Moore calls for environmental issues to be discussed on the
basis of accurate scientific data, a search for consensus and
the creation of sustainable solutions.


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