Federal Natural Resources Minister Carr, Industry Leaders to Address Wind Energy Forum



March 29, 2017

Future opportunities for wind energy to be discussed at CanWEA annual event

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is inviting accredited media to attend the CanWEA Spring Forum on April 4 to 5, 2017 at the Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel in the National Capital Region.

The CanWEA Spring Forum promises dynamic and timely access to information on pressing provincial and federal energy initiatives related to the wind energy industry. Panellists will discuss what future generation scenarios may look like in Quebec and Ontario, Saskatchewan’s ambitious plans for wind energy procurement, and how the federal government’s pan-Canadian carbon price and plans to accelerate the reduction of polluting and greenhouse gas emitting energy production and use will impact wind energy development in Canada. The event will also examine the implications of Donald Trump’s presidency on climate change action and clean energy growth, including the potential for wind energy exports from Canada to the U.S.

In addition to a line-up of wind energy expert speakers, the program features keynote addresses from:

  • The Honourable James Gordon Carr, Canada’s federal Minister of Natural Resources
  • Peter Kelley, Vice-President, Public Affairs, American Wind Energy Association.

Please see the CanWEA Spring Forum detailed program for more information.

Date:

April 4 to 5, 2017

Location:

Hilton Lac-Leamy Hotel
3 Boulevard du Casino
Gatineau-Ottawa, Quebec J8Y 6X4

For accreditation please send your request to Lejla Latifovic, Senior Communications Advisor, at lejlalatifovic@canwea.ca. Please also include a brief description of your primary area of interest.

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About the Canadian Wind Energy Association

CanWEA is the voice of Canada’s wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy. A national non-profit association, CanWEA serves as Canada’s leading source of credible information about wind energy and its social, economic and environmental benefits. Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. Learn more at www.canwea.ca.

For more information or for interview opportunities, please contact:

Lejla Latifovic, Senior Communications Advisor
Canadian Wind Energy Association
613-234-8716 x 241 or 1-800-922-6932 x 241
lejlalatifovic@canwea.ca