's Annual Conference and Exhibition is Canada's largest wind energy conference bringing together over 2,500 experts from all over the world to discuss the opportunities and latest developments in the Canadian wind energy industry.
Put most succinctly: "Electricity product information will help Canadians understand the impact of electricity generation and empower them to make smarter choices about how much and what type of electricity to consume" (CanWEA
et al., 1999: 6).
According to a 1995 study conducted for the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA
) by Environics Research, 45 percent of Canadians would definitely buy, and 37 percent would probably buy, windgenerated electricity if it were available at about the same price as the electricity now supplied to their homes from other sources.
A recent opinion poll of 1,500 Canadians conducted by the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA
) and the Environmental Monitor shows that 82 percent of Canadians are interested in using wind energy, and would pay a premium for it if necessary.