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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

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Recent News Releases

REVISED: CanWEA Applauds SaskPower’s Commitment to Add More Clean and Cost-effective Wind Energy to its Electricity Supply

Ottawa, Ontario – November 23, 2015 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased by SaskPower’s revised announcement today that it will significantly grow its installed wind energy capacity from just over 200 MW presently to potentially more than 2,000 MW by 2030. (more…)

New Climate Change Strategy Envisions Prominent Role for New Wind Energy Development in Alberta

New Renewable Energy Target Will Increase the Percentage of Alberta’s Electricity Produced by Renewable Energy from 9 per cent today to 30 per cent by 2030

Ottawa, Ontario – November 22, 2015 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) applauds the Alberta government for its commitment to use new clean, reliable, and cost-effective renewable energy to replace two-thirds of the electricity currently produced by coal-fired electricity generation in Alberta’s electricity supply mix. Alberta’s government has indicated that it expects wind energy to be the primary source of this new renewable energy generation. (more…)

Canada’s Path to Climate Prosperity

Report finds Canada’s renewable electricity advantage is key to cutting carbon pollution

Ottawa – November 19, 2015 – To meet Canada’s commitment to decarbonize its energy system and contribute to fighting climate change, we will need to produce twice as much renewable electricity across the country as we do today and use that energy efficiently to power our buildings, vehicles and industries. (more…)

Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity Congratulates New Liberal Government

Renewable electricity presents key economic growth and climate action opportunity

OTTAWA – October 20, 2015 —The Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity congratulates Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau on his election win. While Canada is a recognized global leader in renewable electricity production, abundant opportunities remain to clean up our remaining fossil-fuel dependent grids, and to further electrify and decarbonize our economy. We look forward to the Liberal government’s efforts to capitalize on the economic opportunity and environmental benefit presented by renewable electricity. (more…)

Canadian Wind Energy Association announces annual award winners

TORONTO, Ontario – October 8, 2015 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) announced the recipients of the 2015 CanWEA Awards at the October 7th banquet closing its 31st Annual Conference and Exhibition in Toronto. (more…)

More wind energy part of the necessary transformation of Canada’s production, transport and use of energy

TORONTO, Ontario – October 7, 2015 — Wind energy provides a compelling answer to rising greenhouse gas emissions and other widely-shared challenges facing Canada’s energy sector, industry members heard during the final day of the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) 31st Annual Conference at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. (more…)

Wind’s growing cost-competitiveness driving energy and economic diversification

TORONTO, Ontario – October 6, 2015 — Canada became one of only seven countries in the world to surpass 10,000 MW of wind power capacity when the 270 MW K2 Wind project near Goderich, Ontario came on line earlier this year. Industry leaders meeting in Toronto this week for the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s 31st annual conference agree that the technology’s growing cost-competitiveness has set the stage for the next 10,000 MW of wind energy. (more…)

Economic benefits of wind energy in Ontario in the spotlight

CanWEA Opens 31st Annual Conference and Exhibition in Toronto

TORONTO, Ontario – October 5, 2015 —By 2030 wind energy in Ontario will have stimulated over $14 billion in economic activity in the province providing well-paying jobs to thousands of workers and injecting millions of dollars directly into local economies, according to the results of a new study released on the opening day of the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s 31st Annual Conference and Exhibition, being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre October 5-7. (more…)

Vancouver Mayor voices support for province to integrate more wind energy

Vancouver, B.C., October 1, 2015 – Today, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and a group of leading wind energy companies met with Vancouver Mayor Gregor Roberston and senior city officials. The meeting focused on the importance of diversifying B.C.’s power sources with renewable generation like wind energy and the role municipalities play in advocating for a cleaner energy future. (more…)

Media Advisory – Canadian Wind Energy Association 31st Annual Conference and Exhibition

Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)
31st Annual Conference and Exhibition
October 5-7, 2015

Who: The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and its partner Hannover Fairs USA proudly welcome Canadian and international wind and renewable energy experts to gather at CanWEA’s 31st Annual Conference and Exhibition on October 5-7, 2015 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Ontario.


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