Canada In 12'th Place On Wind Power Capacity

Hockey Puck Horn. Image credit: O'Canada Gear

A Canadian player made famous the hockyism: 'I don't pass the puck to where they are - I pass the puck to where they're going to be'.

The lesson seems to have been missed in renewable energy quarters; with Canada falling behind the US in wind power capacity - during the Bush years!

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) said Canada has become the 12th country in the world to surpass 2,000 MW of installed wind energy capacity...Ontario is the current provincial leader with installed wind energy capacity at 781 MW. Quebec follows at 531 MW; Alberta at 524 MW; Saskatchewan at 171 MW; Manitoba at 103 MW; Prince Edward Island at 72 MW; and Nova Scotia at 61 MW.
Via: Power Engineering, Canada surpasses 2,000 MW of wind energy capacity.

That leaves Canada with an order-of-magnitude less wind power capacity that Germany, the USA, and Spain. And similar capacity level to that of Denmark and UK.

Other leaders in installed wind energy capacity include Germany at 23,300 MW; the U.S. at 20,413 MW; Spain at 15,900 MW; China at 9,000 MW; and India at 8,757 MW.

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