Wind Energy Industry Meets Premier Kathleen Wynne during CanWEA 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibition

Toronto, Ontario – October 9, 2013 – A wind energy industry delegation led by Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) president Robert Hornung met with Premier Kathleen Wynne today to discuss wind energy in Ontario, and to review the CanWEA submission to the long-term energy plan review being undertaken by the Government of Ontario.

President Robert Hornung reminded the Premier of the significant economic and environmental contributions that wind energy has made in the province and the increasing attractiveness of wind energy as a viable solution to helping the province meet future energy needs.

“Ontario has a broad range of options for new electricity generation, yet few match the requirement for affordability, economic development potential, environmental sustainability, diversification, reliability and rate base value as compellingly as wind energy,” Hornung said.  “We believe the wind energy industry has a strong case to make for significant new procurement of wind energy by the province that will help the province meet a number of important clean energy, employment and economic development priorities.”

About 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 on behalf of its members. A national non-profit association, CanWEA serves as Canada’s leading source of credible information about wind energy and its social, economic and environmental benefits. Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and for insight on industry issues join the conversation at www.windfacts.ca.

For Canada to be a world leader in the production of clean wind energy, CanWEA believes we can and must reach a target of producing 20 per cent or more of our electricity from wind. Learn more at www.canwea.ca

For more information, please contact:

Ulrike Kucera, Media Relations Officer

Canadian Wind Energy Association

(Mobile) (613) 867-4433

ulrikekucera@canwea.ca