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First Nation Explores Wind Generation

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First Nation Explores Wind Generation

McGuinty Government Helps Community Look At Alternative Energy Sources

Harnessing the wind as a source of renewable energy may provide significant economic benefits for a northern First Nation.

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) will invest $45,762 in a study by the Ojibways of Onigaming to investigate the feasibility of setting up a wind generation facility. The study will involve installing equipment that will collect and assess wind data as well as the environmental impact of a wind generation facility.

Quick Facts

  • Wind energy is the fastest growing electricity source in the world.
  • Supporting new renewable energy projects will help Ontario reach its goal of generating 10 per cent of its electricity capacity through renewable generation by 2010.

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“As this community considers sources of renewable energy it is laying the foundation for sustainable economic development in the future.”

Michael Gravelle

Minister of Northern Development and Mines

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Environment and Energy Rural and North Aboriginal People