DID YOU KNOW?
Every 1,000 MW of new wind energy drives $2.5 billion in investments, creates 10,500 person-years of employment, and provides enough clean power for over 300,000 Canadian homes (Windfacts).
18.3% of Nova Scotia’s electricity was generated from renewable sources including wind, hydro, tidal and biomass (NS Power, 2012).
Every megawatt (MW) of wind reduces our greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 2,500 tonnes per year–enough clean energy for 350-400 Nova Scotian homes (NS Renewables).
A 150 MW wind farm uses 480 million litres less water each year than a natural gas facility of the same size. That’s equivalent to the volume of 160 Olympic sized swimming pools (Windfacts).
Wind Turbines are NOT even close to being the biggest threat to the birds in Canada. Learn more in this article review.