Archive for Canada

CanWEA Applauds Green Focus Of Federal Budget

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 23, 2017

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is voicing its support for the Canadian government’s newly released Budget 2017, which includes promoting renewable energy across the country. Budget 2017 is the next step in the government’s long-term plan to “create jobs [Read More]

Study: More Local Benefits Equal More Support For Canadian Wind Projects

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

The more a community is involved in wind energy planning, including getting direct benefits from nearby turbines, the more likely the development will gain local support, according to a new study from London, Ontario-based Western University. The study, conducted by [Read More]

CanWEA Announces Annual Award Nominees

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has announced the nominees for the 2017 CanWEA Awards, which recognize those who have made “outstanding contributions” to Canada’s wind power industry. The nominees are as follows: R.J. Templin Award Pan-Canadian Wind Integration Study [Read More]

Offshore Wind Developer Files In Court Against Canadian Government

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 21, 2017

Offshore wind company Windstream Energy LLC is claiming that for the first time in the history of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the government of Canada has failed to comply with the terms of a payment following an [Read More]

Another Good Year For Canada Wind: CanWEA Gives The Lowdown

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 31, 2017

Canada now has nearly 12 GW of installed wind capacity, which is enough to supply 6% of the country’s electricity demand.

Suncor Sells Its Half Of Ontario Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 26, 2017

Fiera Infra LP, an infrastructure fund under Fiera Infrastructure Inc., has acquired Suncor Energy’s 50% interest in the Cedar Point II Wind Facility in Ontario. The project, located in Lambton County, consists of 46 wind turbines on privately owned land. [Read More]

IKEA Canada To Take Over 88 MW Alberta Wind Farm

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 26, 2017

Teck Resources Ltd., a diversified resource company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, has entered into an agreement to sell its 49% interest in the Wintering Hills wind power facility to IKEA Canada for C$58.6 million. The joint owner, TA Wintering [Read More]

CanWEA: Wind Essential To Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 21, 2016

In a submission to Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has outlined what it says are important considerations for the future of the province’s electricity supply, such as affordability, protection of the environment and power system [Read More]

Canada Lays Out Vision For Harnessing Renewable Energy Resources

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 12, 2016

Canada’s abundant renewable electricity resources offer the country a competitive advantage in global efforts to cut carbon pollution and deliver clean growth, according to a new report from the Canadian Council on Renewable Electricity. According to a release from the [Read More]

Canada Unveils Plan For Reducing Carbon, Upping Clean Energy

Posted by Betsy Lillian on November 21, 2016

As part of the government’s vision to move from 80% to 90% non-emitting energy sources by 2030, the plan will open up new opportunities for wind energy in Canada.