Economy, policies energizing Canada’s wind sector


TORONTO (Reuters) – Canada’s wind power companies are getting a lift from rising oil prices, a healthier economy and energy-friendly government policies, even as tight capital markets continue to curb the recovery of the fledgling sector.

A C$654 million ($611 million) takeover bid by TransAlta Corp for Canadian Hydro Developers, the country’s biggest wind energy producer, has also boosted investor sentiment and signaled wind power is both viable and here to stay, analysts say.
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