19 Apr '12, 5am

Ontario Leads Canada’s Record-Setting Wind Power Expansion

Ontario Leads Canada’s Record-Setting Wind Power Expansion

Photo credit: Steve Winter/NGS The outlook for US wind power growth is cloudy and negative with the wind production tax credit (PTC) due to expire at year-end. The wind power forecast for 2012 is decidedly better north of the US border, in Canada, however. Canada’s wind power market should experience another year of record-setting growth in 2012, with the addition of some 1,500-MW of additional capacity, according to a Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) study released at the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) annual meet in Copenhagen. Canada’s wind energy industry enjoyed a record year in 2011, installing around 1,267-MW of new capacity, an investment $3.1 billion that created some 13,000 person-years of employment. That ranks 6th globally with a total wind energy capacity of 5,403-MW, enough to power more than 1.2 million homes, according to CanWEA and the GWEC’s 2...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/04/19/ontario-leads-canadas...

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