Wind Power

Light, power and completely harmless

Present advantages

Wind power is currently the only renewable energy source that has no impact on air pollutants, greenhouse gases, water systems or waste. The turbines are easy to assemble and very space efficient; one turbine can generate enough electricity to power six hundred homes. Wind farms also have a fairly low maintenance cost once established and can be easily expanded upon as the demand for convenient green energy grows.

Canada's Wind Power Capacity (as of June 2015) by Province

  1. ON: 3,927 MW
  2. QC: 2,883 MW
  3. AB: 1,471 MW
  4. BC: 489 MW
  5. NS: 392 MW
  6. NB: 294 MW
  7. MB: 258 MW
  8. SK: 221 MW
  9. PE: 204 MW
  10. NL: 55 MW
  11. NT: 9.2 MW
  12. YT: 0.9 MW

Goals

Wind power is currently responsible for less than one percent of Canada's electricity. The Canadian Wind Energy Association aims to increase this percentage up to twenty percent by 2025.

Future Growth

As Canada faces finite fossil fuel, expensive solar technology and a shortage of unemployed hydroelectricity supplies we must turn to a new source of energy. The current up and coming source of green energy, wind power, is the fastest growing source of new electricity in the world. The global capacity of wind energy increased by nineteen percent in 2012 and the cost of which decreased by over eighty percent since 1980.

Canada, a country that has the longest coastline in the world and the second largest landmass has enormous potential when it comes to wind energy. The excess energy produced by the turbines can be easily harvested and exported in order to strengthen our currency.

An investment in wind energy will not only contribute to the nation’s GDP but also the economic development of rural areas by creating numerous high quality, full time jobs.