in News Departments > FYI
print the content item

Ontario's 41st annual Air Quality Report shows that levels of many air pollutants have dropped across the province, and Ontario's air quality continues to improve, thanks in great part to the replacement of dirty coal with renewable energy, such as wind power.

According to the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), Ontario has more than 2 GW of installed capacity. There are 1,103 wind turbines spread across 46 wind farms in the province. CanWEA also notes that 4% of Ontario's electricity demand is met by wind power.

"Development of wind energy and other renewables is a key component of the government’s commitment to reducing harmful air pollutants," says Chris Forrest, CanWEA's vice president of communications and public affairs. "Ontario has proven itself a North American leader in the production of clean wind energy, while at the same time delivering hundreds of millions of dollars in local benefits, creating new jobs for skilled workers, and the opportunity for landowners and farmers to participate in a clean energy economy."


Advertisement

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

Slow Turning: What's Stopping Individual Blade Pitch Control From Wider Acceptance?

Advances have made it feasible for wind turbine blades to adjust individually. However, other factors are preventing the technology's widespread use.


Deepwater Hits Financial Close For Block Island Wind Farm, Expects Summer Construction

The Providence, R.I.-based offshore wind developer becomes the first to financially close on a U.S.-based offshore wind project.


More Investors Entering Tax Equity Market; Returns Holding Steady

The entry of new tax equity investors to the wind space last year re-ignited an old debate.


Report: Top 10 Turbine OEMs Had Record Year In 2014

Preliminary findings suggest Vestas reigned supreme again among the world's leading wind turbine makers. How did some of the other OEMs fare?


AWEA's Gramlich To FERC: Additional Transmission Needed Regardless Of Clean Power Plan

To further build a more balanced and reliable electricity portfolio, the U.S. needs to build more transmission capacity.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015