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Recent News Releases

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…)

Wind energy industry positions itself as a key player in Quebec’s energy strategy

MONTREAL, Quebec – October 29, 2014 — Canada’s wind energy industry members today confirmed their desire to remain an active partner in Quebec’s energy discussion as  the Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) 30th Annual Conference concluded at the Palais des congrès in Montréal. (more…)

Leaders Discuss Wind Energy’s Role in a Sustainable Electricity Future for Canada

MONTREAL, Quebec – October 28, 2014 —Keynote speaker Ms. Megan Leslie, NDP Deputy Leader and Environment Critic joined Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) President, Robert Hornung, today to speak of the role Canadian wind energy can play in providing economic and environmental benefits for Canada as it needs new electricity supply.  (more…)

CanWEA Opens 30th Conference and Exhibition in Montreal

Quebec Wind Energy’s Potential in Reducing GHG Emissions Discussed

MONTREAL, Quebec – October 27, 2014 —As the Quebec government turns its attention to the development of a new energy strategy and the optimal future mix of cost-effective and non-emitting renewable electricity Quebec should seek to pursue, climate change is again capturing headlines. Today, the need to explore and implement technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions like wind energy has never been more vital. (more…)

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