Vancouver, Canada (Vocus) February 24, 2010
Blue Energy Canada Inc, a leading green energy technology company, attended B.C.'s Climate Action and Clean Energy Reception to celebrate with British Columbia’s Premier Gordon Campbell where he officially designated the day as Clean Energy Day at Robson Square during the 2010 Winter Games by announcing three new major clean energy and technology investments in the province. Blair Lekstrom, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources is quoted as saying that they need to address both B.C.'s growing energy needs and climate change, which will require increased development of clean, renewable energy. Premier Gordon Campbell recognized that the economic development leverage was clear with his vision in choosing to make British Columbia the #1 region for sustainable technologies.
Blue Energy Canada is also pleased to announce Arne Alias has joined Blue Energy as Business Development Advisor.
Arne Elias Arne is recognized as an expert in energy and transportation sustainability. He is the past Executive Director of the Centre for Sustainable Transportation at the University of Winnipeg and has worked in most transportation sectors including coastal maritime, highways and bridges, freight, rail and cycling. He advises governments, NGOs and the private sector, and has produced research on energy and transportation sustainability issues. Arne holds an MBA is a PhD candidate that has taught at the University of British Columbia. His academic work over the last decade envisions sustainable transportation in a key enabling role with the electricity grid to realistically develop an integrated and sustainable energy system. Arne appreciates that there is a new awareness in governments, industry and the public and will be working with Blue Energy to further communicate that the Blue Energy tidal bridge delivers the best value in tidal resource development.
The company has recently moved its headquarters from Vancouver to a new location in Richmond, BC, a city that is currently sharing the hosting of the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, just south of Vancouver. The move will provide the company with room for expansion as international organizations, investors and governments express growing interest in the tidal turbine project.
World Energy Research is driving much of that global awareness and investment capital. The energy research company joined forces with Blue Energy as announced in July 2009. WER has been generating significant interest in Blue Energy’s tidal energy project among investors. More information on WER is below.
For interviews or more information about Blue Energy Canada, contact:
Martin Burger, CEO
Blue Energy Canada Inc.
100-11300 NO 5 RD,
Phone: (604) 277-2583 Richmond
About Blue Energy Canada
Blue Energy Canada Inc. is a green energy technology company founded in 1997. Based in Richmond, Canada, the company is commercializing a vertical-axis hydro turbine capable of converting tidal currents into reliable, clean, renewable electricity. Blue Energy recently partnered with World Energy Research of New Zealand to raise capital for the project.
About World Energy Research
World Energy Research was founded by a board of directors with more than 57 years experience in investments, finance and energy development. The New Zealand firm nurtures partnerships with governments and companies around the world to seek out energy investments with the greatest potential for high returns and low environmental impact: clean oil and natural gas, solar energy, wind energy and ocean turbines.
World Energy Research
Level 20 ASB Bank Centre,
135 Albert Street, Auckland, 1010