Regional conference on wind energy development in Ontario



    LONDON, ON, June 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Today the Canadian Wind Energy
Association (CanWEA) wrapped up its two-day regional conference in London with
a tour of the Erie Shores wind farm. The conference provided municipal leaders
and industry partners an opportunity to discuss wind power development in the
province.
    At the conference CanWEA released its Community Survey, undertaken by
Innovative Research Group. The survey gauged Ontarians who live in areas where
wind development projects are currently in place. Results of the survey show:

    
    - Nine in ten resident that participated in the survey agreed that wind
      generated electricity is an environmentally friendly way to meet
      Ontario's energy needs,
    - Wind farms are seen as a symbol of a community leading Canada to a
      greener future,
    - 89% support for wind farm development is seen in communities where
      people live within one mile of wind farms, and
    - Support for wind farms increases as communities become increasingly
      familiar with turbine technology.
    

    With over 400 MW of installed wind power and more than 1000 MW contracted
for development, Ontario is becoming Canada's wind energy leader.

    CanWEA upcoming event: Annual Conference, September 30, 2007 to October
3, 2007 at the Quebec City Convention Centre.




For further information:

For further information: Ulrike Kucera, Media Relations, (613)234-8716
ext. 228


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