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2014-02-05 16:23:10

2013 - An Exceptional Year for Canada OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) today released its 2013 market statistics, showing global wind energy capacity has tripled over the past five years to reach a total of 318,137 MW. Despite slower growth rates in some countries, the amount of wind energy installed around the world still rose by over 12 per cent in 2013. Canada recorded exceptionally strong growth in 2013 with a record of close to 1,600 MW...

2013-10-10 12:23:08

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....

2013-10-10 12:22:45

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2013 /CNW/ - Every year the Canadian wind energy industry celebrates visionary leaders and clean energy pioneers as annual awards are presented at its Annual Conference and Exhibition. The event - the largest wind energy conference in Canada - this year hosted more than 1,500 professionals from the wind energy industry and accommodated over 150 exhibiting companies. This year, CanWEA presented awards that recognize organizations and individuals who have worked...

2013-09-26 12:22:00

OTTAWA, Sept. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Who: The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and over 1,500 international wind and renewable energy experts from around the world will gather at CanWEA's 29th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Toronto. What: CanWEA's 2013 Conference & Exhibition is Canada's largest wind energy conference attracting over 1,500 delegates and almost 150 exhibiting companies from around...

2013-06-12 16:22:20

Growing jobs in the wind energy industry are featured as Ontario, Quebec factories open doors to public OTTAWA, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - To mark the 5(th) Annual Global Wind Day, held on June 15(th), the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is proud to launch the second annual Power of Wind Blog Contest with bursary prizes for students entering post-secondary education. CanWEA is inviting students from across Canada to submit a 300 word blog on the subject of Building a clean...

2013-05-22 12:24:00

Industry responds to challenge from Government to provide solutions to 'green the grid' CALGARY, May 22, 2013 /CNW/ - Alberta can once again be a leader in renewable energy development and address global concern about the province's environmental record by meeting rising electricity demand with new clean wind energy. WindVision 2025: A Strategy For Alberta, released today by the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), makes the case for the strategic deployment of more wind energy...

2013-02-12 12:21:41

New survey shows high public support for further wind development in Ontario and Quebec OTTAWA, Feb. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with global installed wind energy capacity increasing by 19 per cent in 2012 to 282,000 MW. Canada remains a global wind energy leader as it experienced the 9(th) largest increase in installed capacity in 2012 (936 MW).  Both China and...

2013-01-27 12:20:05

OTTAWA, Jan. 27, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) extends its congratulations to Ontario Premier-designate Kathleen Wynne and stands ready to continue to make Ontario a North American leader in the generation of clean, affordable electricity, new jobs and rural economic investments. "We look forward to engaging with Premier-designate Wynne and working collaboratively to ensure Ontario continues to attract new investments, create new manufacturing jobs, and...

2012-10-09 11:22:05

Business leaders to discuss path forward for wind in Canada TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) kicks off its 28th Annual Conference and Exhibition in Toronto Sunday Oct. 14. Wind energy is playing an increasingly important role in meeting Ontario's demand for clean, reliable and cost effective electricity. Nearly 40 per cent of Canada's wind generating capacity is in Ontario. As Canada's largest wind energy market, Ontario has almost 2,000 MW...

2012-07-19 06:21:30

OTTAWA, July 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Calls for a moratorium on wind energy development pending results of a Health Canada study are not warranted because the balance of scientific and medical evidence to date clearly concludes that sound from wind turbines does not adversely impact human health, says the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). "The vast majority of Canadians choose wind energy as a top source for clean and safe new electricity. When discussing an issue as important as...