With Canada's installed wind energy capacity expected to grow by more than 70 per cent this year, it is clear that growth in Canada's wind energy production is rapid and accelerating.

Canada?s wind energy industry is growing by leaps and bounds ? and that?s great news for Canadians who research shows are strongly in favor of wind energy. 2005 will be remembered as the year Canada first started to seriously exploit its massive wind energy potential.

With the vast majority of wind energy development taking place in rural areas, wind energy projects are also providing real and ongoing economic benefits to both rural landowners through lease payments and rural municipalities through increased tax revenues.