CanWEA congratulates CAW on First Union-owned Wind Turbine in Canada

The Canadian Wind Energy Association congratulates the Canadian Auto Workers Union (CAW) as a single wind turbine begins operations in Port Elgin, Ontario this week. The turbine is sited on the grounds of the union’s Family Education Centre (FEC) and will generate the equivalent of 50 to 60 per cent of the FEC’s energy needs.

“Today we join together in celebrating the vision and dedication of the Canadian Auto Workers in establishing the first union-owned and operated wind turbine in Canada,” said Chris Forrest, CanWEA vice-president of communications and public affairs. “The CAW and its members have demonstrated a strong commitment to ensuring environmental responsibility. We believe that powering the Family Education Centre with emissions-free clean energy sends a signal that the CAW is a leader in taking real action to support a sustainable future.”

The CAW wind turbine began operating March 26 after nine years of planning, preparation, construction and testing.

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CanWEA is the voice of Canada’s wind energy industry, actively promoting the responsible and sustainable growth of wind energy on behalf of its almost 400 members. A national non-profit association, CanWEA serves as Canada’s leading source of credible information about wind energy and its social, economic and environmental benefits. To join other global leaders in the wind energy industry, CanWEA believes Canada can and must reach its target of producing 20 per cent or more of the country’s electricity from wind by 2025. The document Wind Vision 2025 – Powering Canada’s Future is available at

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