Tag Archives: CANWEA

CanWEA Disbands — Stunning news rocks world of renewable energy

Reuters – April 1, 2014 An announcement this morning from R. Hornung, of the Canadian Wind Energy Association, has rocked the renewable energy sector of Canada.  In an unusual display of candor and honesty, Mr. Hornung stated that he can no longer support the growth of wind energy in this country and has decided to disband the association.  Citing […]

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CanWEA’s press release on the Ostranders Point decision

07/05/2013    Environmental Review Tribunal decision – Ostrander Point wind energy project Ottawa, Ontario, July 5, 2013 – The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is reviewing the recently issued decision by Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) with respect to the Ostrander Point Wind Energy project. Upon initial review, we note that the Tribunal has clearly stated […]

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Wind turbines are not harmful to humans: So sayeth CanWEA and AWEA

Amanda Moore — Niagara This Week — June 20, 2013 Canadians should not fear industrial wind turbines, says the national association for that industry. “Wind farms have been in operation around the world for more than 20 years,” said Robert Hornung, Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) president. “Hundreds of thousands of people around the world […]

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Spin, Spin and more Spin from CanWEA (Bonus feature: Praises from Mayor Hope from Chatham-Kent)

PC Party Bill 39 threatens Jobs and Investment for Ontario Farmers, Rural Communities and New College Graduates Proposed Legislation Continues PC Party Misrepresentation of Wind Energy Costs and Benefits Ottawa, Ontario, April 17 – Ontario farmers and landowners, rural communities and new college graduates could be left in the cold by the passing of a PC […]

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Shame on you CanWEA! Again, you show your true colours

While CanWEA is quick to disparage legitimate health studies on the effects of wind turbines on people living too close to these things, they will embrace a fluff piece of nonsense out of Australia from Simon Chapman, who theorized that wind turbines don’t cause illness, but rather anti-wind groups cause people to be sick through […]

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CanWEA stands behind ‘their’ health studies, in light of Dr. Lynn and Arra’s report

Rob Gowan — Lucknow Sentinel — February 26, 2013 While the trade association that promotes wind energy in Canada is welcoming Dr. Hazel Lynn’s research into the effects of wind turbines on human health, it is standing behind the technology as a safe energy source. “We welcome new research, we will review it and consider […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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CanWEA Slams Progressive Conservative Party’s Support For Wind Energy Moratorium

NA Wind Power — January 24, 2013 The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) has spoken out against the Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) Party’s continued support for a private member’s motion put forward by Member of Provincial Parliament Lisa Thompson, Huron-Bruce, that calls for a moratorium on wind energy development. Those in favor of the wind energy moratorium […]

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The lies and collusion will continue with CanWEA and Kathleen Wynne

From North American Windpower — January 28, 2013 Ontario’s Liberal Party has chosen former Education Minister Kathleen Wynne as the province’s next premier. Wynne will succeed Dalton McGuinty, who announced his resignation last October, leaving Ontario’s wind energy future uncertain. In a statement, the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) congratulated Wynne on her victory and said it looks forward […]

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Wind attacks nuclear and gets blown away

John Stewart — Talk Nuclear — January 7, 2013 Chris Forrest is the vice-president of communications and public affairs at the Canadian Wind Energy Association. He wrote an op-ed that appeared in the Hamilton Spectator attacking nuclear on a variety of fronts. Here’s our response to the unnecessary and non-factual assault. – Chris Forrest’s attack […]

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CanWEA continues with their absolute outright lies. Shame on them!

Orangeville Citizen — January 3, 2013 Ontario setbacks are among most stringent wind energy guidelines around the world Re: Council endorses 1.4km setback It is important to consider the facts when discussing setbacks for wind turbines. Ontario’s regulated setback of 550-m from dwellings is considered among the most stringent guidelines for wind energy development in […]

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The wind industry is running scared as they continue to try to push their propaganda on the public

Chris Forrest,  VP communications CanWEA–  Welland Tribune — November 29, 2012 The recent statement made in Andrew Watts’s letter is incorrectly attributed to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). CanWEA has not changed its position on wind energy and human health. Wind energy is broadly understood to be one of the safest and most environmentally-friendly forms […]

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What AWEA (and CANwea) Doesn’t Want You To Know About Wind Power

Institute for Energy Research — Canada Free Press — November 9, 2012 Renewable Electricity Standards and Other Pro-Wind Policies In 2011, wind energy generated 2.9 percent of our electricity. And, yes, its level of generation has more than doubled since President Obama has taken office. While there is no doubt that his policies have benefited […]

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CANwea continues to be on the offensive — running scared perhaps??

From Wind Concerns Ontario — October 29, 2012 CanWEA or the Canadian Wind Energy Association,the lobby group representing the wind power development industry in Canada, has sent a letter by email to municipal councilors in Ontario today, repeating its stance that industrial wind power generation projects have no effect on property values for neighbouring properties. […]

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