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Canada has now surpassed 10,000 MW of installed wind energy capacity, enough to power over 3 million homes annually
Ottawa, Ontario – June 15, 2015 – As Global Wind Day celebrations take place around the globe the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased to announce that Canada’s wind energy industry has taken another significant leap forward. (more…)
Support for wind energy consistent across age groups, location and political preference
June 4, 2015 – Wind energy is one of the lowest cost sources of new electricity generation, and a new poll finds that Saskatchewan residents support an increased effort to develop more wind energy to help meet Saskatchewan’s future electricity needs. (more…)
Vancouver, British Columbia – April 29, 2015 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) concluded the CanWEA Western Forum 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia with a strong commitment to work with provincial governments to capitalize on Western Canada’s massive untapped wind resources to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support economic diversification in the region. (more…)
Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) Western Forum 2015, April 27–28, 2015
Vancouver, British Columbia – April 23, 2015
Who: The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) proudly welcomes wind and renewable energy experts to gather at the CanWEA Western Forum 2015 on April 27-28, 2015 at the Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown in Vancouver, BC. (more…)
Ottawa, Ontario – April 9, 2015 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) acknowledges the release of the report, Understanding the Evidence: Wind Turbine Noise by the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA). (more…)
Ottawa, Ontario – March 26, 2015 – The recently-aired film Big Wind, presented on TVO, requires some important clarifications and significant fact-checks with respect to wind energy development. (more…)
Ottawa, Ontario – March 11, 2015 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) applauds the Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO) launch of a 565 MW renewable energy request for proposals (RFP) of which 300 MW will be dedicated to wind energy. This is the first of three RFPs under IESO’s Large Renewable Procurement (LRP) competitive process that supports Ontario’s targeted goal of 10.7 GW of non-hydro renewable energy capacity by 2021 and reflects Ontario’s ongoing commitment to build a cleaner and more sustainable electricity system. (more…)
Ottawa, Ontario – January 15, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased to announce that Canada has set a record for the installation of new wind energy capacity. A total of 1,871 MW of wind energy capacity was installed in five provinces in Canada in 2014, with most growth centred in Ontario (999 MW), Quebec (460 MW) and Alberta (350 MW). Canada ended 2014 with nearly 9,700 MW of installed wind energy capacity, producing enough electricity to meet the needs of over 3 million average Canadian homes every year. (more…)
CANADIAN WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION: COMPETITIVE WIND ENERGY PROJECTS ARE A CLEAR BENEFIT TO QUEBECERS
Montréal, December 16, 2014 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased to note that Hydro-Québec’s latest request for proposals for the production of 450 MW confirms the highly competitive nature of Quebec’s wind energy industry. (more…)
Vancouver, British Columbia – December 16, 2014 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) calls on the Government of British Columbia to send a clear signal on future market opportunities for wind energy in British Columbia in the wake of its decision to approve the $8.77 billion Site C hydroelectric dam project. (more…)