CanWEA Calls For Clear Signal On British Columbia Wind Energy

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The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is calling for a clear signal on future market opportunities for wind energy in British Columbia in the wake of the provincial government's decision to approve the Site C hydroelectric dam project.

The association has long pushed for the government to consider adding more wind power to the province instead of signing off on the 1.1 GW hydro project.

"While we are pleased the BC government recognizes the important role power sources like wind energy can play in meeting the province's future energy needs, we are disappointed that there continues to be no clarity with respect to future market opportunities," says CanWEA President Robert Hornung.

"With no call for power in BC since 2008, the wind energy industry will need a clear signal soon or companies will shift their focus and investments to more promising markets that offer more certainty for investors – representing a significant lost opportunity for British Columbia."

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