Wind energy is one of the fastest growing major sources of new electricity around the world. Canada had an exceptional year in 2013 for wind energy development, ranking 5th globally in terms of new installed capacity.
With a world-class wind resource, we are just scratching the surface of our clean wind potential. Canada needs a variety of new energy to meet our growing electricity demand and to help reduce the impact of greenhouse gas emissions from our electricity sector. Wind energy will play an increasing role in delivering clean, safe and affordable power to Canadians.
It’s time for Canadians to start thinking big about wind energy, to power a greener future and to capture our fair share of the opportunities flowing from the world-wide growth in this industry. For Canada to be a world leader, CanWEA believes we can and must reach a target of producing 20 per cent or more of our electricity from clean wind energy.
Achieving this vision will pay huge dividends for local communities and provincial economies:
To make WindVision 2025 a reality, CanWEA is calling on the federal and provincial governments to establish policies and programs that address five priorities:
Find out how this infinite source of clean energy will power Canada’s future, create new jobs, and reduce our impact on the environment.
Canada’s National Wind Resource Map
American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
European Wind Energy Association (EWEA)
Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC)
Wind Energy Institute of Canada
Wind Energy TechnoCentre