Poll Shows 69% of Canadians Favour Wind Energy



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Energy Tribune

Worldwide wind power generation installed capacity grew by 19 per cent in 2012 to a total of 282,000 MW, according to a recent market study by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC), but Canada ranked only ninth among countries that had experienced growth.

Almost coinciding with GWEC’s statistical release, an opinion poll conducted by Oracle Research found that 69 per cent of Ontarians are in favour of wind energy.

Installed capacity in Canada rose by 936 MW to 6,500 MW of capacity in 2012. The Canadian Wind Energy Association (Can- WEA) expects 2013 to be “a record year for new installations with the addition of almost 1,500 MW of new capacity – driving over $3- billion in new investments.”