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SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO | Gov. Luis Fortuno says the Caribbean’s largest wind farm will be built in the U.S. territory in a bid to reduce the island’s dependence on oil.

Mr. Fortuno says the $250 million project is financed by San Francisco-based Pattern Energy and will feature 44 turbines capable of providing power to about 25,000 homes.

The Santa Isabela wind farm will start operating by September and generate up to 75 megawatt hours of energy as part of a 20-year deal with the state-owned Electric Energy Authority.

Thursday’s announcement comes a week after Mr. Fortuno announced that the Caribbean’s largest solar energy project will be built in Puerto Rico.

The U.S. territory relies on oil to generate 70 percent of its power.


Air Canada demands compensation from union

TORONTO | Air Canada filed an unfair labor practice complaint against the union representing its flight attendants Thursday, a day after the federal labor minister blocked a planned strike by union members hours before it was set to begin.

The airline accused the Canadian Union of Public Employees, which represents 6,800 flight attendants, of increasing its demands in its latest round of bargaining. The Montreal-based airline also said the union misrepresented what its members would accept to ratify a collective agreement.