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CanWEA 2016 Post-Show Press Release

To Download a PDF file click here November 16, 2015 Canadian Wind Energy Annual Exhibition and Conference End-Of-Show Report Ottawa, Ontario, November 16, 2016 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and its partner Hannover Fairs (Canada) announced that CanWEA’s 32nd Annual Conference and Exhibition attracted 1,676 registrants and hosted 126 international exhibitors, covering 23,200 square […]

Western Canada, Land of “Renewable” Opportunity

I imagine if you check, Alternate or “Renewable” Energy is probably one of the top trending topics in the world.  Everyone knows we need to address our energy issues, such as environmental impact, rising cost of production and/or distribution or even political influence created by dependence on certain forms of energy.  Western Canada is certainly […]

Wind and Work, Wind Energy Jobs

Renewable Energy as a whole has become a great opportunity for employment. IRENA’s Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review second edition, estimates that renewable energy employed 7.7 million people, directly or indirectly, around the world in 2014 (excluding large hydropower). This is an 18% increase from the number reported the previous year. The measurement of […]

Wind Energy, a Global Look

2013 ended with some uncertainty as the slowdown in the wind industry continued.  However, 2014 provided much optimism in this market. According to the global wind market statistics by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) there was a 44% increase in the annual market as 51,473 MW of new wind generating capacity was added globally.  […]

The Cost of Wind Energy

As of June 2015, wind power is providing about 4% of Canada’s electricity demands.  2012 was the first year in which Ontario saw more electricity generated by wind than by coal.  One explanation, increasing efficiency and decreasing cost.  A perfect formula to make wind power one of the most competitive sources of energy.  There are […]

Wind Turbines and Human Health

The subject of wind turbines can easily start a debate on a variety of issues: Cost effectiveness, wildlife impact, reliability.  All good conversations, but not as polarizing as the subject of wind turbines and human health.  There seems to be very little middle ground on this topic.  While both sides of the argument claim data […]

The Secret of Canada’s Wind Energy Growth

Elizabeth Montalbano, Contributing Writer – Design News Canada’s wind energy success so far can be attributed to a diversity of geographically powered reasons across the country, the president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) told Design News. Robert Hornung, president of CanWEA, said that while there historically has been one main driver for Canada’s […]

Canadian Wind Energy Reaches New Milestone

Renewable energy generation through wind power reached another significant milestone in June. Canada joined the club of nations with over 10 gigawatts (GW) of installed wind energy capacity becoming the seventh nation to do so. The other members of this exclusive club are China (the leader at over 114 GW of installed wind energy capacity), […]