Canada’s renewable-energy capacity continues to grow

By Michelle Froese Canada’s non-hydro renewable power capacity grew by more than eight percent in 2016, adding nearly 1,300 megawatts (MW) of wind, solar, and biomass-generated power, according to the National Energy Board’s (NEB) 2017 update of the Canada’s Renewable Power Landscape 2017 report.
Across Canada, 830 MW of new wind capacity was added in 2016, while 463 MW of solar and biomass capacity was added.
In fact, wind energy was the dominant source of new non-hydro renewable capacity. Across Canada, 830 MW of new wind capacity was added in 2016, while 463 MW of solar and biomass capacity was added.
Overall in 2016, Canada’s electricity

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