in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

More than three-quarters - 78% - of Ontarians say wind energy is one of the safest forms of electricity generation, finds a recent Oracle Research poll commissioned by the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).

"This poll indicates that the majority of Ontarians clearly believe wind energy is a safe form of electricity generation, despite a minority voice that suggests otherwise," says Robert Hornung, president of CanWEA. "We will continue to ensure wind energy is developed in a safe and responsible manner for the benefit of all Ontarians."

“If for no other reason, we should support renewable energy generation because it does not harm the air we breathe,” adds Dr. Robert Oliphant, president and CEO of the Asthma Society of Canada. “In all forms, renewable energy is a safe and healthy alternative to fossil fuels.”

According to a report by ClearSky Advisors, Ontario is expected to install more than 5.6 GW of new wind energy capacity by 2018.



Trachte Inc._id1770
Latest Top Stories

Recapping The Wind Industry's Third-Quarter Deals

Mercom Capital Group recaps investment and merger and acquisition activity during July, August and September.


Yearly Installed Capacity Figures Already Beat 2013 Numbers, More Wind On The Way: AWEA

While the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) lobbies Congress to extend the production tax credit, the association notes wind projects now under construction signal a vibrant 2015.


Yahoo Inks Contract To Buy Kansas Wind Power

The Internet company plans to log in to the Alexander wind project, which is being built by community developer OwnEnergy.


Could Initial Offshore Wind Projects Crash New England's REC Market?

Some are concerned that the first offshore wind projects could negatively impact pricing of renewable energy credits (RECs) in New England.


Catching Up With The DOE's Down-Select Offshore Winners

The three recipients of key U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding provide updates on their offshore wind demonstration projects.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015
Renewable NRG_id1934
Canwea_id1984