Canadian renewable energy output continues to fall

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The contribution from renewable energy sources continues to decline in Canada in comparison to conventional carbon-based fuel according to Federal statistics

Duane Tilden‘s insight:

>“While wind output dropped 14.4% and solar slipped 3.6%, Canada’s total generation of electricity declined 0.8%, which means that renewables continue to lose share” said Bill Eggertson, the Executive Director of the Canadian Association for Renewable Energies. “We’ve been warning for some time that the good news on the growth in renewables, is overshadowed by the even-greater growth in conventional energy output. The recent meeting of energy ministers in Yellowknife noted that green power capacity has grown at a rapid pace over the last decade and the trend is expected to continue, but that is not due to sources which many Canadians regard as truly renewable. Feed-in tariffs and legislated renewable portfolio standards are key, but there must be stronger efforts to curtail the growth of conventional energy sources, or the share from renewables will continue to drop.”<

See on www.renewableenergymagazine.com

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