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Youth speak out for wind energy: CanWEA 2013 Power of Wind Blog Contest winners announced

October 10, 2013

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ – The Canadian Wind Energy Association
(CanWEA) has revealed the three winners of its second annual Power of Wind blog contest during the final day of the Association’s 29(th) Annual Conference and Exhibition in Toronto, Ontario. This unique
opportunity is launched annually during CanWEA’s Global Wind Day
celebrations, held on June 15(th).

Every year, CanWEA is pleased to present bursary prizes to three
students entering or in post-secondary education. This year, over 500
captivating blogs were submitted by students on the subject of Building a Clean Energy Future. Students were asked to creatively describe how they are personally
involved in building a renewable energy future.

“CanWEA’s annual blog contest gives students an exclusive opportunity to
share personal experiences on an issue that is important to them. Each
year we eagerly await the opportunity to review each submission and are
very proud to celebrate with these students the growing contribution
that wind energy is making here in Canada and around the world,” said
CanWEA President, Robert Hornung.

Wind energy projects are right now injecting hundreds of millions of
dollars into local communities and providing high quality jobs for
college graduates across the country. We are pleased to announce this
year’s Power of Wind blog contest winners:

Our first-prize winner is Gautham Krishnaraj. Gautham is a B.Sc. student at McGill University studying Microbiology
and Immunology. He has a passion for science and languages. He will
receive a $2,000 bursary.

Our second-prize winner is Laurence Dupuis. Laurence is currently studying Film Production at The Mel Hoppenheim
School of Cinema of Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. He will
receive a $500 bursary.

The third-prize winner is Daniel Bryce. Daniel is working towards a master’s degree in Planning at Dalhousie
University in Nova Scotia. He is most interested in rural-urban food
networks and planning policy regarding alternative energy projects. He
will receive a $250 bursary.

The winning blogs can be found online at: www.friendsofwind.ca

About the Canadian Wind Energy Association:

CanWEA is the voice of Canada’s wind energy industry, actively promoting
the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy on behalf of its members. A national
non-profit association, CanWEA serves as Canada’s leading source of
credible information about wind energy and its social, economic and
environmental benefits. Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and for insight on industry issues join the conversation at www.windfacts.ca.

For Canada to be a world leader in the production of clean wind energy,
CanWEA believes we can and must reach a target of producing 20 per cent
or more of our electricity from wind. Learn more at www.canwea.ca.

SOURCE Canadian Wind Energy Association

Image with caption: “First-prize blog winner is Gautham Krishnaraj. (CNW Group/Canadian Wind Energy Association)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131009_C8889_PHOTO_EN_31933.jpg

Image with caption: “Second-prize blog winner is Laurence Dupuis. (CNW Group/Canadian Wind Energy Association)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131009_C8889_PHOTO_EN_31935.jpg

Image with caption: “Third-prize blog winner is Daniel Bryce. (CNW Group/Canadian Wind Energy Association)”. Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131009_C8889_PHOTO_EN_31931.jpg

Source: PR Newswire