/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) President Robert Hornung Delivers British Columbia Wind Energy Market Update/

OTTAWA, Dec. 9, 2013 /CNW/ -

Who: Canadian Wind Energy Association President Robert Hornung, will deliver a market update on wind energy for interested media.
What: Robert Hornung will provide a clear picture of the industry's historical and 2013 performance. He will highlight how current economic and policy trends stand to influence and impact the industry in BC going forward.
  We look forward to your participation on this important call.
To register: This information initiative is strictly reserved for accredited media only. Please click here.
When: Date: Thursday, December 12, 2013; Time: 11:30 - 12:30 p.m. PT
Why: Canada's wind energy industry is having an exceptional year in 2013. It is well positioned to build on its rapid growth to date and is expected to see strong and steady growth through 2016 across Canada. The country's four largest wind energy markets (BC, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec) are now all in the midst of long-term planning processes that will determine the role wind energy will play in meeting future electricity supply needs after 2016. Provincial governments will be assessing potential new supplies of electricity against some key criteria, including cost-effectiveness, environmental impact and economic benefits. By any objective measure, wind is well-positioned to meet all of these requirements.  It is cost-competitive with almost any other generating technology, is one of the most environmentally sustainable sources of electricity available, and brings new jobs and investment to rural economies. 
How: CanWEA Presentation - 20 minutes
Question and Answer period - approximately 40 minutes

About CanWEA:

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

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