Media

Welcome to CanWEA’s Media Room. Check back often for timely and relevant information about the Canadian Wind Energy Association and Canada’s wind energy industry.

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 on wind energy and its social, economic and environmental benefits. Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation at windfacts.ca.

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Recent News Releases

Québec wind energy industry responds to the Coalition Avenir Québec’s inquiry to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources

Montréal, November 10, 2014 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) firmly denounces the Coalition Avenir Québec’s (CAQ) request to halt further development of Quebec’s wind energy production. Such a position runs counter to the very economic development ambitions expressed by the CAQ. (more…)


Quebec’s wind energy industry welcomes move towards new energy policy

Montréal, November 7, 2014 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) welcomes the initiative that the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Pierre Arcand, announced today to develop a new energy policy in Quebec. (more…)


One of Quebec’s most competitive calls for tenders is coming to a close, says the Canadian Wind Energy Association

Montréal, November 7, 2014 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is delighted to see one of Quebec’s most competitive calls for tenders coming to a close. (more…)


Summary of Health Canada study on wind turbine noise and health impacts released today

OTTAWA, Ontario – November 06, 2014 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) welcomes new research by Health Canada, a summary of which, released today, concludes that there is no evidence of a causal relationship between exposure to wind turbine noise and self-reported medical illnesses and health conditions. (more…)


Wind energy contributing to a cleaner, more flexible and cost competitive electricity system

Fraser Institute report misses the mark on consumer electricity costs

Ottawa, Ontario, November 4, 2014 ― A new Fraser Institute study misrepresents the impact of wind energy on the electricity bills paid by Ontario consumers. (more…)


Canadian Wind Energy Annual Exhibition and Conference End-of-Show Report

Hannover/Montreal/Chicago. The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and Hannover Fairs USA today announced that CanWEA’s 30th Annual Conference and Exhibition attracted close to 1,500 registrants. The CanWEA 2014 Exhibition covered more than 30,000 square feet of exhibit space and hosted 120 international exhibiting companies. CanWEA 2015 will be held October 5-7, 2015 in Toronto, Ontario. (more…)


Ontarians rank wind energy and other renewables as the most environmentally friendly source of new electricity

Toronto, Ontario – November 3, 2014 – A new Nanos Research survey confirms that Ontarians rank wind and other renewables as the safest and most environmentally friendly way to generate electricity. (more…)


CanWEA is in the process of undertaking a critical review of the recently released Fraser Institute report: What goes up…Ontario’s Soaring Electricity Prices and How to Get Them Down — by Ross McKitrick and Tom Adams, October 2014.

Ottawa, Ontario – October 30, 2014 – Electricity prices in Ontario are increasing.  Many factors have contributed to increased prices as Ontario has sought to modernize its electricity grid and phase-out coal-fired electricity generation – including the addition of new sources of electricity generation and investments to upgrade and build new transmission and distribution infrastructure. (more…)


Youth speak out for wind energy: CanWEA 2014 Power of Wind Contest winners announced

MONTREAL, Quebec – October 30, 2014 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has revealed the  winners of its third annual Power of Wind contest during CanWEA’s 30th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Montreal, Quebec. This unique contest is launched annually on Global Wind Day, June 15, to celebrate the power of wind, and the growing contribution of wind energy in Canada and around the world. (more…)


Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) announces annual award winners at 30th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Montreal, Quebec

MONTREAL, Quebec – October 30, 2014 – Every year, the Canadian wind energy industry celebrates visionary leaders and clean energy pioneers during its Annual Conference and Exhibition.  The event – the largest wind energy conference in Canada – hosts more than 1,500 professionals from the wind energy industry and accommodates over 100 exhibiting companies. (more…)


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