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The CanWEA offensive continues with another ‘news release’

As with most “polls” you can get whatever result you want by the way you phrase the question, as well as choosing the right target demographic.  CanWEA continues it’s whitewashing, knowing that opposition and public awareness is growing.  It’s not the article that I found so interesting, but the comments at the bottom of the page.  Thankfully, people aren’t quite as gullible as CanWEA hopes they are. — DQ

SooToday.com — February 12, 2013

NEWS RELEASE

CANADIAN WIND ENERGY ASSOCIATION

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Global wind energy capacity grows 19 percent in 2012; Canada remains the world’s 9th largest wind energy market

New survey shows high public support for further wind development in Ontario and Quebec

OTTAWA (February 12, 2013)  – The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) recently released its 2012 market statistics, showing continued expansion of the market, with global installed wind energy capacity increasing by 19 percent in 2012 to 282,000 MW.

Canada remains a global wind energy leader as it experienced the 9th largest increase in installed capacity in 2012 (936 MW).

Both China and the United States, the world’s wind energy leaders, installed more than 13,000 MW of new capacity in 2012.

“While China paused for breath, both the U.S. and European markets had exceptionally strong years,” said Steve Sawyer, secretary general of GWEC. “Asia still led global markets, but with North America a close second, and Europe not far behind.”

Canada now ranks ninth  globally in total installed capacity with more than 6,500 MW of wind energy in operation – providing enough power to meet the annual needs of almost 2,000,000 Canadian homes.

Ontario is the Canadian leader in the production of clean wind energy with more than 2,000 MW of installed capacity now supplying over 3 percent of the province’s electricity demand.

Both Ontario and Quebec will lead the country with new installations of clean wind energy in 2013 as the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) expects to see a record year for new installations with the addition of almost 1,500 MW of new capacity – driving over $3 billion in new investments.

The growth of wind energy development in Ontario and Quebec continues to have strong public support.

A 69 percent majority of Ontarians agreed “Ontario should be a leader in wind and solar energy production,” compared to only 20 percent that disagreed, according to the results of a January Oracle Research poll commissioned by CanWEA.

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