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Woodbine Slots Getting Greener

Published: January 27, 2011 3:09 pm ET

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The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. Slots at the Woodbine Racetrack facility plans to purchase 100% renewable electricity. The Woodbine facility is the eighth OLG location to go green.

"We have committed to obtaining 90 per cent of our electricity from renewable sources by 2014, and with the switch here at Woodbine, we move even closer to that goal," says Larry Flynn, senior vice president of gaming at OLG.

Through the new agreement, Bullfrog Power's generators will inject green electricity onto the regional grid to match the amount of power all eight OLG facilities use. More than 35,000 MWh will be greened annually on OLG's behalf.

OLG's purchase will assist Bullfrog's and Partners in Project Green's Green Power Challenge to reach its 50% mark. Partners in Project Green businesses are working together to green their bottom line by creating an eco-business zone around Toronto Pearson Airport. Businesses in the Pearson Eco-Business Zone are working to achieve a collective goal of greening 58,000 MWh of electricity.

Bullfrog's electricity comes exclusively from wind and hydro facilities that have been certified as low impact by Environment Canada under its EcoLogo program.

(Bullfrog Power)

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