Benefits of Wind Energy

Benefits to the community

  • Additional municipal tax revenues
    New tax revenue stream for local communities which is important for local initiatives such as:
    • Community Centres
    • Roads
    • Parks and park maintenance

Benefits to the land owners

  • Land lease revenues
  • No interference for farming or raising livestock
  • Opportunity to retain and protect traditional uses of rural lands from other forms of development
  • Clean energy - clean air
    • Compared to coal generation or other large final emitters, wind is an extremely attractive source of energy
  • Preservation of water resources
    • Other energy generation technologies use large volumes of water in their production of electricity
  • Wind energy generation preserves water for:
    • Drinking
    • Fishing
    • Natural beauty
  • Tourism opportunities
    • A wind farm development could provide tourism opportunities for the community
  • Job opportunities
    Wind Farm Development can provide a community with:
    • Short term construction jobs
    • Longer term, operations and maintenance positions

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Shear Wind Announces Agreement for Acquisition by Sprott Power

August 8, 2012
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Shear Wind Receives Order to Extend Annual General Meeting Date

May 24, 2012

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Shear Wind Announces Approval on Environmental Assessment of Willowridge Alberta

April 11, 2012

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Shear Wind Announces Approval on Environmental Assessment of Glen Dhu South

March 21, 2012

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