Quebec examining wind power's future

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The government of Quebec says it wants to take another, closer and possibly more lucrative look at the future of wind power.

Energy Minister Pierre Arcand announced this morning that he is setting up a working group involving the industry's main players who will be asked to prepare a long-range report on the future of wind power here.

Arcand knows that the energy market in North America is not something that's easily predictable. And so the working group is being tasked with studying the industry's future as well as looking at some questions particular to Quebec.

Those include constructions costs - which he says are higher here than in Ontario - existing regulations and the current and future export markets.

"We have to take all of those issues into account, and we have to give Quebecers the best options for the future," Arcand says.

The group is expected to table a report in December.

Arcand says it will very likely influence the government's energy policy next year.

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