Canadian Wind Energy Association
Canada's wind industry has had a record year. According to the latest data from the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), 1,400 megawatts of wind capacity was installed in 2011, more than doubling 2010's output.
If you've driven through Southern Ontario at all in the past few years, you're bound to have see them. The lazy turns of wind turbines contributing to provincial energy demands are a common sight, and according to a new report they're set to make a landmark contribution to the economy.
Recent think-tank reports, combined with the news of the Canadian government walking away from their ecoEnergy program, reveal an embarrassing disinterest at the federal level in promoting sustainable energy.
The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CWEA) is holding its annual conference and trade show this week. In light of this event, here are some quick-hitting facts about wind power in Canada.