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.

To learn more about CanWEA, please visit our About Us page.

For information on CanWEA’s major wind energy markets, please visit the following pages: Wind Energy Markets or British Columbia, Alberta, Quebec and Ontario.

For more information, or to schedule interviews with CanWEA staff, please contact Ulrike Kucera, Media Relations Officer, Tel. 613 234-8716 ext. 228 or 1-800-922-6932 ext. 228, email: ulrikekucera@canwea.ca.

Recent News Releases

Canadian Wind Energy Association congratulates Premier Kathleen Wynne on her re-election; welcomes new, exciting opportunities

Ottawa, Ontario – June 13, 2014  The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) congratulates Ontario Premier Wynne on her re-election and stands ready to work to ensure that the wind energy industry plays an important part in ensuring Ontario is a North American leader in the generation of clean, affordable electricity, good-paying jobs and new economic opportunities for rural communities. (more…)


Sun News documentary misses opportunity to present broadly accepted benefits of wind energy

Ottawa, Ontario – June 4, 2014 – The recently-aired Sun News Network documentary Down Wind requires extensive fact checking and context clarification on its portrayal of wind energy.  Documentaries have a well-earned reputation as sources of positive social influence; yet Down Wind chooses instead to try to sway viewers by ignoring overwhelming scientific evidence and global experience. (more…)


Ontario PCs new energy prescription ignores affordable wind energy

Ottawa, Ontario – May 13, 2014 — The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) today urged the Ontario PC Party to reassess its energy policy platform, and to acknowledge that affordable energy for Ontario should include wind energy – a clean, renewable and cost-competitive source of electricity supply. (more…)


CanWEA calls for closer study of plentiful BC wind energy resource

Time for BC Government to also look at lower cost, less impactful power supply options to Site C

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – May 9, 2014  In responding to the release of the Joint Review Panel report, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) today commended the Panel’s exhaustive study of the environmental impacts of the proposed Site C hydroelectric project in northeast BC, as well as the Panel’s conclusion that critical information gaps on project costs and renewable energy alternatives preclude a firm recommendation on whether Site C is the best option for meeting future electricity needs. (more…)


The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) launches new interactive website

Ottawa, Ontario – April 17, 2014 — The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is inviting visitors to explore its exciting new website. This website has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing anyone with an interest in the wind energy sector in Canada to access detailed information and videos and to share that information across all major social networking platforms. (more…)


Une nouvelle façon de poursuivre le dialogue sur l’énergie éolienne

(MONTRÉAL – le 26 mars 2014) – La population a maintenant une nouvelle façon de participer au dialogue sur l’énergie éolienne grâce au lancement du site internet L‘éolien – Les faits. (more…)


Speech from the Throne signals renewed awareness of significant potential of Alberta’s wind energy resources

Ottawa, Ontario – March 4, 2014 –The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased that the Speech from the Throne delivered yesterday signals the Government of Alberta’s commitment to developing an Alternative and Renewable Energy Framework. (more…)


Wind energy contributing to improving Ontario electricity grid stability and reliability

OTTAWA, Ontario – March 3, 2014 – Last week, Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) reported in its 18-month Outlook that the connection of new wind and other renewable energy is being achieved without any impact on the reliability of Ontario’s electricity system. (more…)


Reaction to the Report of Quebec’s Commission on Energy

A long-term vision is required, says the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)

QUEBEC, Montreal – February 24, 2014 – Following today’s release of the Consultation Report of the Commission on Energy Issues in Quebec in the newspaper Le Devoir, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) would like to address the context of certain observations made in the report. It would also like to recognize the vision of the successive governments since 2003, which has contributed to developing the wind energy sector and to creating wealth in Quebec. Now that the Commission’s report has been made public, CanWEA is requesting that the government reaffirm its pioneering position in support of Quebec’s energy development and the future of the wind energy industry. (more…)


Ostrander decision reaffirms wind industry meeting environmental protection standards

Ottawa, Ontario – February 21, 2014 – In a ruling on February 20th, the Ontario Divisional Court dismissed a recent decision of the province’s Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) to overturn a Ministry of Environment Renewable Energy Approval (REA) for the proposed Ostrander Point wind project. (more…)


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