The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is a founding member of the Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity (CanCORE).
Established in 2015, CanCORE is a non-partisan organization that allows Canada’s leading national renewable electricity industry associations to collaborate, educate and pursue common opportunities as a solutions provider to the critical challenge of decarbonizing the North American energy system while bolstering economic growth.
The Council engages in research, collaboration and communications initiatives aimed at encouraging dialogue and building support among Canadians for increased use of Canada’s abundant renewable electricity resources to:
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electricity production in North America;
- Increasingly electrify other sectors (e.g. transportation, buildings, industry) with zero carbon electricity; and
- Capitalize on Canada’s reputation and technological expertise in the new green economy – at home, in North America and globally.
Canada has the cleanest, most renewable electricity generation system in the G7, and the fourth largest renewable electricity generating capacity in the world. Some 68 per cent of our electricity already comes from renewable energy.
Globally, there is a transformational shift to renewable electricity underway, with global investment in new renewable electricity capacity outpacing investment in new fossil fuel sources.
Technological innovation continues to dramatically drive down fixed costs for renewable technologies, and unlike fossil fuels, there are no fuel costs for renewable electricity generation.
The wind, water, oceans and sun provide an inexhaustible supply of clean and renewable power that can shift us toward a low-carbon economy.
Read CanCORE’s op-ed in The Globe and Mail - Renewable energy should be the cornerstone of Canada’s net zero strategy, February, 2020.
Download a copy of Canada’s Advantage – A Vision for Renewable Electricity in Canada, November 2016.
Founding Council Members
WaterPower Canada (WPC)
WaterPower Canada is the national, not-for-profit trade association dedicated to representing the waterpower industry. www.waterpowercanada.ca
Canadian Solar Industries Association (CanSIA)
The national trade association for the solar energy industry representing over 250 members. www.cansia.ca
Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)
The voice of Canada’s wind energy industry representing over 200 members.
Marine Renewables Canada
The country’s wave, tidal, and river current energy association representing over 80 members.
Clean Energy Canada, a program of Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue, provided Secretariat support to the Council from 2015 to 2018. www.cleanenergycanada.org