Canada Wind Power Tops 1 Gigawatt

Canada Wind Power Tops 1 Gigawatt

December 3, 2006 Filed Under: Oil and Gas  

A new report says Canada has surpassed one gigawatt — a billion watts — of installed wind-power capacity.

Ernst and Young Renewable Energy Group says Canada is the 12th country in the world to surpass the one-gigawatt threshold.

The report credits provincial support, noting that Quebec and Manitoba have set ambitious wind-power targets.

But it says there is industry concern about the continued provision of incentives at the federal level, since the Conservative government has frozen funding for the Wind Power Production Incentive.

The report cites Canada as the seventh most attractive country for investment in wind power over the long term.

First on the list is the United States, which the report says is showing unprecedented support for climate-friendly policies.

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