Mr. Volker Thomsen – President, St. Lawrence College

EVENT DATE: February 8, 2007
TOPIC: New Energy Sources and Opportunities for Kingston

Mr Thomsen has long been involved in renewable energy initiatives (wind, biomass, solar), particularly in Denmark and Germany.  In 2006, he helped found the World Wind Energy Institute—dedicated to learning in the field of renewable and sustainable energies.  He is a proponent of the wind park planned for Wolfe Island.  St Lawrence  SEQ CHAPTER \h \r 1College has installed a wind generator at its Cornwall campus; plans others at its Kingston and Brockville campuses; and is engaged in a large-scale community plan for renewable energy.  He sees an opportunity for Kingston to become the Canadian centre for renewable energy innovation and conservation.