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CanWEA’s response to Wind Rush

Ottawa, February 8, 2013 – According to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA),the documentary Wind Rush, presented on CBC’s Doc Zone February 7, 2013, requires clarification and fact-checks concerning wind energy development in Canada and around the world.

CanWEA regularly consults with experts in science, medicine, and acoustics here in Canada and around the world to ensure the industry is reviewing all credible information related to wind energy and health.  While the wind energy industry welcomes a fact-based debate about energy choices, CanWEA is disappointed that the film did not provide multiple nor balanced expert views on a wide range of issues discussed, particularly with respect to wind energy and human health.

CanWEA was also not contacted by the filmmakers to provide comment, background, or context with respect to wind energy development across Canada and the film makes no effort to present the views of regulators, utilities or electricity system operators.

We provide important fact-checks here:


For more information or interview opportunities, please contact:

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

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

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3 Comments on “CanWEA’s response to Wind Rush”

  1. Clyde February 8, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    I’m surprised it took the crybabies this long to respond. The general public is catching on to the scam and we’re starting to tug on their pacifier. They’ve been running with no resistance for so long, now they’re panicking. With lame responses such as this, it’s only a matter of time.

  2. Scott Luft (@ScottLuft) February 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    No statement is too ridiculous for CANWEA
    The system operator’s rules are being challenged by the wind industry with the regulator, who has never had a say in anything else regarding procurement policy.
    The utilities, and particularly the Power Worker’s Union operating them, have always implied the green schemes are idiotic.

  3. Claudia February 9, 2013 at 7:41 am #

    What I find particularly interesting is this little crybaby sentence….

    “CanWEA was also not contacted by the filmmakers to provide comment”

    I can’t help but think of the backdoor secret meeting that they had with Health Canada regarding the study being done on the health impacts of turbines. Did CanWEA insist that experts with an opposing view to theirs be present to “provide comment, background, or context”?

    The wind industry has been so used to hogging the platform for so long, it really bothers them to have to share the stage a bit. Tough!

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