Why Renewable Energy?
The majority of the world’s electricity supply continues to be generated from fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. However, these traditional energy sources face a number of challenges including price volatility, security concerns over dependence on imported oil, and environmental repercussions. Renewable energy sources have emerged as real alternatives which address some of these concerns and governments around the world are creating policies to encourage the uptake of renewables.
Solar power has emerged as the most rapidly growing renewable sources of electricity generation and is poised to comprise a significant portion of the world’s energy mix – today and into the future.
Not only is wind energy the lowest cost option for new electricity supply in most of Canada, but it is a cleaner and more sustainable energy option. Studies have shown that wind is one of the most reliable sources of power and has helped contribute immensely to Canada’s electricity demand.