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Crown land across N.L. up for grabs for wind energy growth

Nfld and Labrador

Key takeaways: 

  • The call for nominations of land for expansion shuts on Oct. 1.
  • Newfoundland and Labrador are opening up all Crown lands for possible wind energy expansion projects.

Newfoundland and Labrador will be a leader in wind energy expansion, with the regional government declaring its purpose Tuesday to open up all Crown land for industry recommendations.

Energy Minister Andrew Parsons told journalists Tuesday that numerous firms are interested in developing wind projects in the region. The call for proposals to set areas for wind energy projects has gone out.

“Wind expansion in Newfoundland and Labrador provides us with an option for financial development and job creation. We know the bulk of jobs in this industry appear in the planning, development, and construction stage but are also supplemented by jobs during operation and care,” said Parsons.

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Newfoundland and Labrador will be a leader in wind energy expansion, with the regional government declaring its purpose Tuesday to open up all Crown land for industry recommendations

“The number of jobs relies on the projects that get backed through the process, and obviously, this will be an essential part of the bid criteria presently being developed.”

Parsons said the government would hold a nomination information session in late August for interested parties.

“I know there are many inquiries from interested firms, communities, and people, and we will persist in being transparent as we roll out this multi-phase process,” Parsons said. 

Source – CBC News

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