The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) commends the recent agreement by Canada’s First Ministers to implement greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation policies. The agreement is in support of meeting or exceeding Canada’s 2030 target of a 30% reduction below 2005 levels of emissions, including specific provincial and territorial targets and objectives.
“Increased deployment of wind energy is a critical component of any climate change strategy, said CanWEA President Robert Hornung, “And we are confident that the commitments made by First Ministers will encourage the transition to zero-carbon electricity generation.”
He added: “Wind energy will not only reduce greenhouse gas emissions from electricity generation, it also can work with other renewable energy sources to create the low emission grid required to reduce fossil fuel use in other sectors like transportation, heating and cooling of buildings, and industrial processes through enhanced electrification in the broader economy.”
First Ministers have created a working group on “Specific Mitigation Opportunities” that will deliver a report by September 2016.
CanWEA looks forward to opportunities to provide the working group with information on the role wind energy can play in reducing GHG emissions in both the electricity sector and the broader economy and the corresponding economic and environmental benefits for Canadians that will result from such action.
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