Media advisory - CanWEA to unveil strategic vision for wind energy in Canada at 2008 Annual Conference: Fast Forward to Wind

    OTTAWA, Aug. 21 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canadian Wind Energy Association
(CanWEA) will unveil a bold new vision for wind energy development in Canada
at its 2008 Annual Conference and Trade Show - 'Fast Forward to Wind',
Oct. 19-22 in Vancouver, British Columbia.
    "Canada's electricity system faces a number of challenges and the
decisions we take in the next few years will determine whether or not Canada
will have a sustainable electricity system in the future," says Robert
Hornung, president of CanWEA. "Our vision outlines the significant role wind
energy can play in addressing these challenges and discusses what needs to be
done for Canada to capitalize on its wind energy opportunity to secure a
growing percentage of the more than $1 trillion that will be invested globally
in wind energy over the next decade."
    The vision document provides a snapshot of wind energy's potential
contribution to Canadian electricity production and describes how this clean,
renewable source of power will create thousands of new jobs and revitalize
rural economies across Canada.
    With more than 200 exhibitors and 2,000 participants, Fast Forward to
Wind represents Canada's premier gathering of wind energy industry experts and
advocates from Canada, the U.S. and Europe. CanWEA's 24th Annual Conference
and Tradeshow will feature educational and valuable networking sessions. It
sets the stage for those involved in the industry to promote the possibilities
for wind energy today and in the future. Don't miss Canada's largest renewable
energy event.


    Who:   Robert Hornung, president, CanWEA
    Date:  Monday, October 20, 2008 (Opening Ceremonies)
    Time:  9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time
    Place: Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre - 999 Canada Place,
           Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 3C1

    To register:

    CanWEA is the voice of the wind energy industry, actively promoting the
responsible and sustainable growth of wind power throughout Canada. We serve
as Canada's leading source of credible information about wind energy and its
social, economic and environmental benefits and effects.

For further information:

For further information: Ulrike Kucera, Media Relations Officer, (613)
234-8716 ext. 228, Mobile: (613) 867-4433,;

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