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Policy and market setup stall growth potential in Alberta

Policy and market setup stall growth potential in Alberta

CANADA: With its growing electricity demand, good resources and ageing coal-plant fleet, Alberta is ideally placed to become Canada's next big wind market. But a lack of long-term contracts and political support means developers and investors are holding off

Canada looks to US for wind growth

Canada looks to US for wind growth

CANADA: As the US seeks to limit carbon emissions, Canada's combination of wind and hydro power could enable it to supply clean electricity to the north-east states. But Canada's fragmented energy markets need to work closer together to take advantage of the opportunity.

WindEconomics: Cost of wind continues to fall

WindEconomics: Cost of wind continues to fall

WORLDWIDE: Wind turbine prices, project costs and purchase prices for the electricity produced in the US are continuing to move downwards. That is the conclusion reached in the US Department of Energy's 2013 Wind Technologies Market Report, published in August.

Canada moves up to sixth place in global rankings

Canada moves up to sixth place in global rankings

CANADA: Having installed more than 700MW by September, and expected to more than double that by the end of 2014, Canada has overtaken France and Italy for installed capacity.


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United States - Bumper 2012 expected to precede mass downturn

UNITED STATES: Fasten your seat belts -- it will be a bumpy ride. The domestic US wind market has entered a period of unprecedented boom as turbine makers and developers scramble to beat market uncertainty due to the possible expiration in December of the country's most significant financial incentive.

Canada - Construction surge may lead to finance bottleneck

CANADA: Canada is on the cusp of a surge in project construction that will not only more than double its total installed capacity over the next few years, but also significantly increase its profile in the broader wind-energy marketplace.

Latin America - Legislative delays stall nascent markets

LATIN AMERICA, EXCLUDING BRAZIL: Wind activity outside of Brazil is poised to grow. Mexico should see installed capacity increase this year, but elsewhere, legislative issues are holding up projects.