opens new channel on clean energy dialogue with Canadians

OTTAWA, March 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Canadians have a new way to join the dialogue on wind energy with the official launch today of WindFacts - a website that combines cutting-edge social media tools with facts, figures, did-you-knows, and links to important resources. The initiative is supported by wind energy leaders whose goal is to ensure Canadians have access to facts when making choices about their energy future, and the site is administered by the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA).

The WindFacts website contains facts and resources that address a number of areas of key interest to Canadians: how wind works, health, community, affordability and environment and wildlife. By logging in through top social media programs such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, visitors can also submit questions about wind energy which will be answered by the WindFacts Team.

"Wind energy enjoys high public support from coast to coast, but it's natural for Canadians to have questions about how various forms of energy may impact their consumer bill, the environment, and what sort of benefits it can deliver to local communities," said Chris Forrest, CanWEA vice-president of communications and public affairs. "Every province is now producing clean wind energy, but most provinces are only in the early days of modernizing and upgrading their electricity system. Renewable energy sources work together to generate reliable power without polluting our air or contaminating our water, and can deliver significant economic benefits at a very local level. We look forward to continuing the clean energy dialogue with Canadians."

Visit today to get the facts on wind energy and join the conversation.

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 almost 400 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. To join other global leaders in the wind energy industry, CanWEA believes Canada can and must reach its target of producing 20 per cent or more of the country's electricity from wind by 2025. The document Wind Vision 2025 - Powering Canada's Future is available at


For further information:

Ulrike Kucera, Media Relations Officer
Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)
Tel: 613-234-8716 ext. 228 | Mob: 613-867-4433

Lejla Latifovic, Communications Officer
Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA)
Tel: 613-234-8716 ext. 241 | Mob: 613-608-8226

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