Boralex and WWF France Join Forces in the Development of Renewable Energy
MONTREAL, June 28, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - Boralex Inc. ("Boralex" or the "Corporation") has become a strategic partner of WWF France through its French subsidiary Boralex SAS.
"It's an honour for Boralex to be associated with WWF France, the leading international organization whose mission is to protect nature and defend the environment," says Patrick Decostre, General Manager, Boralex Europe. He adds that "Boralex has always sought to minimize its environmental footprint and through this partnership it will confirm its commitment to sustainability."
"Given the danger from climate change, WWF France must support the development of renewable energy in a constructive and sustainable manner," says Serge Orru, Director General of WWF France.
The partnership between the two organizations is based on a natural complementarity in their objectives. WWF France is trying to stop the deterioration of the environment and build a future where human beings can live in harmony with nature. To do so, it joins forces with select organizations who share a similar desire to implement serious and sustainable solutions. Boralex, which has been a player in the renewable energy sector in France for close to 10 years, has adopted practices to reduce the environmental impact of developing and operating its renewable energy projects.
While Boralex considers it a necessity to develop renewable energy, such development must not be detrimental to the environment, which means it must not diminish biodiversity or reduce the amount of farmland. In keeping with this belief, Boralex will involve WWF France in the process of selecting future wind power and solar power sites in an effort to reduce, while steadily moving forward, the potential impacts of such developments.
For WWF France, this strategic partnership will also involve encouraging local stakeholders to support renewable energy projects and participating in awareness-building to promote energy savings and renewable energy.
Lastly, this partnership will make Boralex one of the leading corporate sponsors of the WWF France program to fight climate change.