Canada sees emerging role for wind energy

7 Apr 2017   Canada

With economic diversification on the agenda in Canada, the country’s natural resources minister said this may be the start of the era for wind energy. Wind energy advocates and government officials visited Quebec for a regional energy conference as the North American energy landscape is shifting. Robert Hornung, the president of the Canadian Wind Energy Association, told the audience more of the economic growth needs to be powered by low-carbon sources. “We have the resources and we have the technology,” he said. The Canadian government estimates it has the eighth largest wind-energy portfolio in the world, with nearly 12,000 megawatts of installed capacity. Some provincial governments are taking the initiative on clean energy, which Saskatchewan leading efforts with its […]

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