CanWEA: Wind Energy Leads In New Capacity Additions For Canada

CanWEA: Wind Energy Leads In New Capacity Additions For Canada

Since 2010, 38% of all new capacity in Canada came from wind energy – more than any other competing form of electricity, according to data from the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA). With more than 5.6 GW installed during that period, wind leads natural gas, hydro, nuclear and solar. At the same time, Canada’s coal-fired generating capacity has fallen.

A similar trend is evident in the U.S., where wind energy was the largest source of new electricity generation in 2014 and represented 28% of all new electricity generation capacity additions between 2010 and 2014 – second only to natural gas.

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