Ford to add another turbine at its UK engine plant

Ford will add a third wind turbine at Dagenham, which will supply the extra power needed for the increased capacity of its diesel engine manufacturing site where it produces engines Fiesta and Focus models. The two established on-site Ecotricty wind turbines have already saved 6,500 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually since 2004. This third unit will be able to produce 1.8 megawatts of electricity – the equivalent power needed for 1,000 domestic homes. Dagenham output is on track to exceed one million engines this year and the extra turbine will enable Ford to remain 100 per cent wind powered at the Essex facility – meaning Ford’s lowest CO2 engines are produced using a sustainable power source. Elsewhere in Essex, Ford’s technical centre at Dunton has also signed up for green energy. The product development HQ will cut the CO2 it produces by 65% – or 36,100 tonnes – by moving to electricity from renewable sources. For more Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

BrockTVca executive takes home 2010 Lou Cahill Scholarship

Elizabeth Hibbert is the winner of this year’s Lou Cahill Scholarship in Communications.Elizabeth Hibbert of Toronto is the 2010 winner of the Lou Cahill Scholarship in Communications.The communications student was the successful candidate for the annual scholarship, which honours one of Canada’s premier public relations personalities. Hibbert has a long list of accomplishments so far, including being a finalist in the Dobson Case Competition, a member of the Dean’s Honours List from 2007 to 2009 and a marketing executive with has also served as a marketing communications intern with Big Brothers Big Sisters St. Catharines – Thorold & District, where she developed business sponsorships among other assignments.“We are delighted that Elizabeth Hibbert has received the Lou Cahill Scholarship in Communications,” said Barbara Fox, OEB Enterprise President and Chief Executive Officer. “Lou Cahill would have been proud of her community involvement and commitment to charitable service.”At Big Brothers Big Sisters St. Catharines – Thorold & District, Hibbert had “an innate sense of community responsibility, commitment, hard work and dedication to youth was a huge value-added to our organization,” executive director Dale Davis said. “Her due diligence, understanding of teamwork and ability to consistently go the ‘extra mile’ will contribute to the success of her career in public relations/communications.”Hibbert’s other achievements include:receiving an in-course Millennium Excellence Award from the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundationreceiving an in-course E.S. Rogers Communications Inc. Scholarship from Rogers Communications Inc.involvement with the Brock Residence Action Councilworking as a summer student in Pensions and Benefits for METRO Canadaconducting media monitoring research for a number of charitable organizationsThe Cahill scholarship is awarded annually to a communications student in their final year of study for academic excellence, community involvement and participation in charitable activities. It was established by OEB Enterprise Toronto to honour Lou Cahill, the founder of OEB International, Canada’s longest-operating public relations firm and a subsidiary of the Enterprise Canada Group. Cahill died in November 2008 at the age of 94. He held an honorary doctoral degree from Brock.The scholarship monies are managed by the Communications + Public Relations Foundation.Applications for the annual Lou Cahill Scholarship in Communications, valued at $1,250 for eligible graduating students from the Department of Communications, Popular Culture and Film at Brock University, are available from the university’s Student Awards and Financial Aid Office. Scholarship winners have an opportunity to participate in a four-month internship with OEB Enterprise following graduation. read more