Nova Scotia Renewables Public Education in Wind Energy
The strong winds that sometimes buffet coastal Nova Scotia are a tremendous renewable energy resource.
With some of the highest average wind speeds in Canada, a wind turbine placed in Nova Scotia can generate a lot of power.
The Province has established a Renewable Electricity Plan for Nova Scotia. By 2015, 25% of Nova Scotia's electricity will be supplied by renewable energy such as wind. This will be the law. By 2020, the Province intends to achieve 40% renewable electricity.
Wind energy offers many advantages - it is emission-free, renewable, domestic, and relatively affordable.
That explains why it is the fastest growing energy source in the world.
Wind also presents some challenges - particularly because it is, by its very nature, a variable source.
Some challenges can be addressed through careful planning.
Some challenges require further research and innovation - to enable greater use of our wind resources.
Below you can find more information on this remarkable source of energy.
Wind Energy Associations
Wind and Environmental Issues
Various reports by CanWEA
The Sustainable Development Commission (UK): Wind Power in the UK - A guide to the key issues surrounding onshore wind power development in the UK
The Countryside Energy Co-operative Inc. has assembled a large amount of information addressing the issues associated with wind energy.