CanWEA and New Brunswick to Partner for a Wind Energy Seminar in Moncton

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and the New Brunswick government will partner for the organization of a wind power seminar on September 22-23 2010 in Moncton, NB. Entitled “Growing Wind in Atlantic Canada: Cooperative Solutions for Regional and Export Opportunities”, the seminar will look at solutions to maximize the development of the wind farm industry in the Atlantic region as provinces seek to develop wind turbines and reap the social, economic and environmental benefits that this development brings.

“The Atlantic Provinces have some of the best wind resources in the world, and they sit right next to the U.S. Northeast, an area with a tremendous demand for green energy” says CanWEA President Robert Hornung. “This seminar will look at ways that increased regional cooperation can help wind power play a larger role not only in satisfying growing Atlantic energy demand, but also in accessing US green power markets and the huge economic opportunities they represent.”

The seminar comes at a critical time as momentum builds towards greater cooperation in the region on energy issues, and as New Brunswick develops as an “energy hub” for Atlantic Canada.

“We are very happy to partner with the Government of New Brunswick in organizing this event and I would like to thank Minister Jack Keir for his continued leadership in driving provincial and regional wind energy development”, concluded Mr. Hornung.

CanWEA is the voice of Canada’s wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy on behalf of its more than 400 members. A national non-profit association, CanWEA serves as Canada’s leading source of credible information about wind energy and its social, economic and environmental benefits. To join other global leaders in the wind energy industry, CanWEA believes Canada can and must reach its target of producing 20 per cent or more of the country’s electricity from wind by 2025.