OTTAWA, March 4, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Wind Energy Association
(CanWEA) is pleased that the Speech from the Throne delivered yesterday
signals the Government of Alberta's commitment to developing an
Alternative and Renewable Energy Framework.
A renewables framework would be a first for the province, and present
opportunities to make Alberta a more competitive destination for wind
energy investment as wind energy grows in Alberta and around the world.
The new framework also would support improvements to the electricity
system that help the province meet environmental and economic
"Wind energy is an established and growing player in the Alberta
electricity market, providing clean and renewable electricity to
complement conventional energy sources," says CanWEA president Robert
Hornung. "It is encouraging to hear of the importance that the
Government of Alberta places on further diversifying the electricity
grid, and the province's immense, yet largely untapped, wind resources
could play a key role."
Alberta is well positioned to take advantage of its significant wind
energy resource, given the province's abundant skilled trades and the
experience of independent power producers.
Mr. Hornung adds that CanWEA looks forward to being an active
participant and playing a significant role as the renewables framework
evolves and moves forward.
"We intend to remind Albertans how wind energy is poised and ready to
provide substantial amounts of new clean electricity, contribute to
rural economic development and significantly reduce GHG emissions
across the broader electricity sector," he says.
About the Canadian Wind Energy Association
CanWEA is the voice of Canada's wind energy industry, actively promoting
the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy. A national
non-profit association, CanWEA serves as Canada's leading source of
information on wind energy and its social, economic and environmental
benefits. Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation at windfacts.ca.
Image with caption: "Canadian Wind Farm at Pincher Creek, Alberta. Courtesy: Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) photo gallery. (CNW Group/Canadian Wind Energy Association)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140304_C9022_PHOTO_EN_37479.jpg
SOURCE: Canadian Wind Energy Association
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