Wind energy will provide Ontario $14bn by 2030

Wind energy will create benefits worth more than $14 billion (£9.1bn) in Ontario by 2030. That’s according to a study by the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), which stated $110 […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

Wind energy will create benefits worth more than $14 billion (£9.1bn) in Ontario by 2030.

That’s according to a study by the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA), which stated $110 million (£71.5m) will directly be injected to local economies.

The industry will also create 72,000 full time well-paying jobs.

Ontario Energy Minister,the Honourable Bob Chiarelli claims the Canadian region has become the leader in renewable energy in North America.

He added: “Our government maintains a strong commitment to wind energy and we appreciate an ongoing partnership with CanWEA in building a greener supply mix and a stronger wind energy sector in Ontario.”