Statement by the Canadian Wind Energy Association on the film Big Wind aired on TVO

OTTAWA, March 26, 2015 /CNW/ - The recently-aired film Big Wind, presented on TVO, requires some important clarifications and significant fact-checks with respect to wind energy development.

While the wind energy industry welcomes a fact-based debate about energy choices, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is disappointed that the film does not provide balanced, expert views on a wide range of important issues impacting our environment, human health and the future of our electricity system.

Click on the Media Backgrounder for more information on these and other topics discussed in the film.

Wind energy is universally recognized as one of the safest, cost-competitive and most environmentally friendly sources of electricity generation. CanWEA and the wind energy industry work closely with communities and individuals, as well as with regulatory agencies, to ensure wind energy developments are constructed and operated in a responsible and sustainable manner; respecting the community and the local environment.

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 credible information about wind energy and its social, economic and environmental benefits. Join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and join the conversation at


SOURCE Canadian Wind Energy Association

For further information: and interviews, please contact: Lejla Latifovic, Canadian Wind Energy Association, 613-234-8716 ext. 241,


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