Until now when I was thinking about Canadian energy I had the exploitation of oil shale in mind. But this is changing as the local wind energy industry is booming with up to 2,000 MW of installed capacity at the end of 2008.
This is only the beginning as a deal for an offshore wind farm of up to 4,400 MW was just signed in Ontario. This is to date the world’s largest deal of its kind. Other projects larger than a gigawatt are also due to be signed.
The Ontario province is indeed particularly active in green energy. Let’s hope that what occurs in Ontario will spread to the country as a whole.