Poll reveals Ontarians' views on wind generation

According to a public opinion poll commissioned by the Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) and conducted by Oracle Research, 78 percent of Ontarians responding said wind “is one of the safest forms of electricity generation.”  The poll was conducted from Feb. 22 to 29 and has a margin for error of +/- 3.1 per cent, 19 times out of 20.

Ontario is the current provincial leader in wind power installations, with close to 2,000 MW of wind capacity. In 2011, Ontario installed 522 MW of wind power.

According to a report by ClearSky Advisors, Ontario is expected to install more than 5,600 MW of wind energy capacity by 2018, which could attract up to C$16.4 billion of private investments.

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