Wind Power Lacking in Canada

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Published: Wednesday, 10/22/2008 12:00 am EDT

The growth of wind power in Canada is behind that of other developed countries because of cheap energy from hydro and coal and a lack of government interest, said a new report by the Canadian Wind Energy Association, Canwest News Service reported. Canada ranks 16th in the world based on installed wind power capacity, although its installed capacity grew 500 per cent between 2003 and 2008. The report found that green energy resources have a lower profile in Canada than in many European countries because environmental costs are not factored into energy costs.

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