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Executive summary 2 Problem 2 Purpose 2 Scope 2 Introduction 3 Advantages of wind power 4 Environmental effects 5 Emissions 5 Ecological footprint 5 Conclusion 7 Recommendation 7
The report provides an analysis of the nonmarket issues of the wind power market and provides information relating to wind power projects in Canada. The report aims to help communities balance local concerns with wider environmental needs, thereby allowing the benefits of renewable energy to be realized through careful design and consultation. Additionally, it also provides a profile of a major wind power company in Canada.
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In the past, Canada did not take a big part in wind energy, because of its plentiful resources of fuels and unlimited resources. The government of Canada has announced initiatives to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by more than 23.7 million tonnes before 2012, which is a 4% decrease. This plan is expected to cost $425 million. Canada has proposed to invest in wind energy farms. A number of provinces have already demonstrated leadership by setting goals and targets that will increase the overall share of electricity generated from emerging renewable energy sources. BC Hydro will meet at least 10 percent of its new electricity requirements from emerging renewable sources by 2010. The Quebec governments will double its target to purchase 100 megawatts of wind turbines, and Saskatchewan and Prince Edward Island have committed to purchasing wind turbines for government facilities. In 2001, the government of Canada provided $260 million for producing wind turbines to the Wind Power Production Incentive. This will create 1000 megawatts of wind energy in the next five years. By the year of 2012, Canada hopes to rely on wind power by 30% Wind energy can play a critical role in saving our planet from the negative effects of energy powered by fossil fuels. Wind turbines work effectively at reducing carbon dioxide emissions. For instance, a single utility scale wind turbine can prevent the emission of 5,000 tons of carbon oxide into the atmosphere a year by displacing the