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#DYK WindEnergy is providing significant economic benefits to local communities across #Alberta

Wind energy developments are making positive and lasting economic contributions while helping to diversify communities across Canada. Host communities are realizing significant economic and social benefits through new municipal tax revenues, plus stable income for farmers and landowners from land lease agreements. Wind energy is creating new high-value jobs , providing employment opportunities for local trades-people and contractors as well as full-time permanent jobs once the wind farm is operational. Wind energy projects bring direct investment in the form of contracts for raw materials and infusion of dollars to local services and retail businesses. Developers are establishing innovative ways to provide additional economic benefits and support community partnerships (e.g., voluntary Community Benefits Program / Community Vibrancy Funds). Community Liaison Committees are...

Full article: http://canwea.ca/wind-facts/local-benefits/

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