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Recent News Releases

2016 CanWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition Moves To Calgary

Ottawa, Ontario – September 10, 2015 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and Hannover Fairs (Canada), Inc. today announced that the 2016 CanWEA Annual Conference and Exhibition will be held in Calgary, Alberta from November 1-3. (more…)

CanWEA announces finalists for the 2015 CanWEA Awards

OTTAWA, Ontario – September 1, 2015 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2015 CanWEA Awards. “The CanWEA Awards recognize and honour individuals, organizations and projects that have made significant contributions to advance the Canadian wind energy industry,” said Robert Hornung, CanWEA President.   (more…)

Canada’s wind energy industry reaches another significant milestone

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…)

New Poll: Saskatchewan residents strongly support more wind energy

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…)

Wind industry positions itself as a key solutions provider in Western Canada

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…)

MEDIA ADVISORY – CanWEA Western Forum 2015

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…)

Official CanWEA statement on report released by Council of Canadian Academies

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…)

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…)

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