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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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
OTTAWA, Ontario – October 22, 2014 – As climate change once again captures headlines, the need to explore potential solutions like wind energy has never been greater. In Quebec, the provincial government will soon undertake a review of the province’s energy future; determining the optimal mix of cost-effective and non-greenhouse gas emitting renewable electricity sources like hydro and wind to support economic development and advance electrification of transportation and industry. Join this year’s opening plenary at CanWEA’s 30th Annual Conference and Exhibition and listen to the distinguished lineup of speakers discuss wind energy and climate change and Quebec’s energy future. (more…)
Ottawa, Ontario – October 20, 2014 - The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has had an opportunity to review the study entitled “Lifecycle Assessment Literature Review of Nuclear, Wind and Natural Gas Power Generation” authored by Hatch for the Canadian Nuclear Association (CNA). One aspect of the study compares life cycle greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from nuclear power plants, wind farms, and natural gas plants. (more…)
OTTAWA, Ontario – October 15, 2014 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) today called on the Government of British Columbia to take into consideration a broader range of cost-competitive, clean energy options as it determines whether or not to proceed with the Site C hydroelectric project. (more…)