Press Releases

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Recent News Releases

Statement by the Canadian Wind Energy Association on the film Big Wind aired on TVO

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…)


Ontario procuring 300 MW of wind energy under new competitive process

Ottawa, Ontario – March 11, 2015The 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…)


2014 Another Record Setting Year for Wind Energy in Canada

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…)


Results of the request for proposals for 450 MW of wind energy

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…)


CanWEA calls for clear signal for wind energy in wake of Site C decision

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…)


Comprehensive Scientific Literature Review on Wind Turbines and Human Health Now Published

Ottawa, Ontario – November 26, 2014 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased to announce the publication of a new report commissioned through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in early 2014 that provides  a comprehensive and multidisciplinary review of scientific literature on wind turbines and human health. This latest review, entitled “Wind Turbines and Health: A Critical Review of the Scientific Literature”, has been peer reviewed and published online in the Journal of Environmental and Occupational Medicine. It is an open access document, freely available for download. (more…)


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…)


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