Source: Canadian Electricity Association, ‘Power Generation in Canada: A Guide’. For footnotes, please see resources section at the bottom of the page.
Did you know?
- According to new data published by Environment Canada, wind turbines are not a significant cause of avian mortality relative to other sources; data shows wind energy projects do not result in significant habitat loss and population level impacts were not observed.
- A report from the Global Wind Energy Council and Greenpeace suggests that wind energy could account for a full fifth of the world’s energy needs by 2030.
- The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) did a review of all published research and concluded that the carbon footprint of wind energy is much less than the other fossil fuels and even lower than nuclear and many of the other renewable energy sources.
Source: Canadian Electricity Association, ‘Power Generation in Canada: A Guide’.