Growing electricity’s contribution to Canada’s energy mix from its current 19% to about 60% will require an expansion from 141 gigawatts today to between 278 and 422 GW of renewable wind, solar and storage capacity by 2050.
Examines false promises of the environmental movement and why we’re still “addicted” to fossil fuels.
CanWEA Operations and Maintenance Summit 2018
January 30th 2019
Canadian Wind Energy Association’s (CanWEA) annual summit. Network with wind farm operators, turbine manufacturers and service providers. The event covers the latest in technical innovations, operational strategies and turbine technologies.
Picks up long-term electricity purchase agreements in place with BC Hydro for remaining periods of 32 to 39 years.
Future steps include finding buyers for the equipment, or liquidating the plant’s assets.
Alberta Investment Management Corp. buying 49% of the projects to be constructed near Pincher Creek.
Also signed a deal to do their part to uphold the terms of the Paris climate accords.
Sprawling power grid unable to handle the influx of new electricity from wind and solar.
NAFTA tribunal awards damages for unfair and inequitable treatment.
A 300-megawatt offshore wind project cancelled by Ontario, but NAFTA terms means Canada pays.
Will have 50% ownership of the Hohe See project once the staged investment is complete.
Wynne government faces a trial next year on a $500-million lawsuit over the 2011 decision.
Many states depend on federal renewable-energy tax credits, grants and research.
China Three Gorges Group is spending heavily to buy or build hydro, wind and solar projects.
Cost of wind, solar and hydro to replace coal unknown, no details on how projects will be chosen.