Wind energy insiders optimistic UCP will support ‘low-cost’ renewable electricity
April 18, 2019
Wind energy specialists say they’re hoping to find common ground with the United Conservative Party, despite the promises to step away from Alberta’s current climate change plan.
Members of the Canadian Wind Energy Association are meeting in Banff, Alta., this week to talk about new technology and opportunities for the renewable energy.
The UCP’s recent victory was top of mind for many.
“Every government, as you know, is looking for unique approaches to achieve some important objectives,” association president Robert Hornung said Wednesday.
“We think that we will likely find common ground with the UCP in wanting to bring low-cost and clean, renewable electricity energy onto the grid.
“We look forward to working with them to try and make that happen.”
He said he expects the cost of wind energy will decline as much as 50 per cent by 2040 as the technology to capture wind’s power improves.