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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

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Recent News Releases

Media Advisory – Canadian wind energy as a solution to climate change and greenhouse gas emission reduction in North America

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…)

CanWEA Media Statement on CNA/Hatch Literature Review:

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…)

Canadian Wind Energy Association calls on BC Government to consider all renewable energy options in conjunction with final decisions on Site C

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…)

Media Advisory – Canadian Wind Energy Association 30th Annual Conference and Exhibition

Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)
30th Annual Conference and Exhibition
October 27 – 29, 2014


Albertans solidly support development of more wind energy, Nanos Research shows

Edmonton, Alberta – October 9, 2014 – Environmentally and economically, there are too many upsides to renewables like wind energy for Alberta to ignore. (more…)

Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) congratulates new Alberta Premier-designate; wind energy poised to support Alberta’s drive for environmental leadership

Edmonton, Alberta – September 8, 2014 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) congratulates new Alberta Premier-designate Jim Prentice on his first-ballot victory on Saturday, and stands ready to work with his government to ensure wind energy continues on its path as an established and growing player in the Alberta electricity market. (more…)


Ottawa, Canada & Chicago – September 4, 2014 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and Hannover Fairs USA have announced the formal conference program for CanWEA’s annual exhibition to be held from October 27-29, 2014, in Montreal, Quebec. (more…)

Report de la date de dépôt des soumissions dans le cadre de l’appel d’offres de 450 MW d’énergie éolienne – Déclaration de CanWEA

Montréal, le 21 août 2014 - L’Association canadienne de l’énergie éolienne (CanWEA) note qu’à ce jour, la Régie de l’énergie n’a pas approuvé la grille de pondération de l’appel d’offres en cours, ce qui cause le report de la date de dépôt de soumission des projets. (more…)

New task force created in wind energy sector

An approach that will confirm the benefit of further developing the industry, according to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)

Montréal, July 17, 2014 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is pleased by the Quebec government’s announcement today of the creation of a task force in the wind energy sector. (more…)

CanWEA celebrates Global Wind Day with redesigned Power of Wind Contest

An international celebration of wind energy’s growing contribution to meeting electricity needs around the world

Ottawa, Ontario, June 15, 2014 – To mark the 6th Annual Global Wind Day on June 15th, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is proud to launch a redesigned annual Power of Wind Contest. (more…)

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