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The people have spoken, and they want wind power

I think we’re officially past the trend stage. After nine months of new data all pointing to the same conclusion, it’s now simply a fact: no matter where they live or who they voted for, most Americans want more of their electricity to come from wind power. The latest evidence The latest proof of wind … Continue reading The people have spoken, and they want wind power

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Three surprising facts about modern Texas wind farms

Throw a dart at a map of Texas, and you’ve got a good shot at hitting a wind farm. With 117 projects online, Texas leads the nation when it comes to wind power. In September, 2015, Comanche County, Texas joined the boom when Logan’s Gap Wind Farm opened. Comanche is a town of about 4,000 … Continue reading Three surprising facts about modern Texas wind farms

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What’s the state of American wind power manufacturing?

Manufacturing may be a struggling part of the American economy, but not for the factories, workers and companies that build wind turbines. Over 500 factories build wind-related parts and materials in 43 states, making everything from major wind turbine components such as nacelles, blades, towers, and gearboxes, to internal components like bearings, slip rings, fasteners, … Continue reading What’s the state of American wind power manufacturing?

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Wind energy offers rewarding career opportunities for America’s veterans

For many veterans leaving the military, transitioning from active duty to civilian life isn’t an easy process. There are a number of hard questions to grapple with: where to live, what careers to pursue, does continuing education make sense? Friends and colleagues are left behind, which can make an already disruptive process even rockier. For … Continue reading Wind energy offers rewarding career opportunities for America’s veterans

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Wind energy ready to boost Ohio’s economy

  Ohio has some of the country’s best wind resources, but right now the state it letting them lie dormant. That’s unfortunate because, if allowed to proceed, wind power growth in the Buckeye State is ready to create well-paying jobs while attracting millions of dollars into Ohio’s economy. How did we get here? In 2014, … Continue reading Wind energy ready to boost Ohio’s economy

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AWEA will harness the Power of Wind to help veterans find jobs

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is putting out a call this #GivingTuesday to its grassroots network, Power of Wind, asking for support communicating the economic success of wind power while also aiding veterans transitioning back to the civilian workforce. “Wind power is a job-creating engine that’s putting thousands of Americans to work, including many … Continue reading AWEA will harness the Power of Wind to help veterans find jobs

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Help grow wind power and support our veterans today

Tomorrow, millions of people around the world will come together to kick off the charitable giving season on #GivingTuesday. This global day of giving is the perfect way to support the causes you care about, like renewable, clean energy and jobs for veterans. Your donation to Power of Wind on Tuesday, November 29 will fund … Continue reading Help grow wind power and support our veterans today

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Wind power is creating American manufacturing jobs and rural economic development

There was quite a bit of news coverage over the holidays about President-elect Trump’s comments on wind energy to The New York Times. Here’s what you need to know: wind energy works for America. And American wind power is ready to work with President-elect Trump’s incoming administration to create good jobs and bring billions of … Continue reading Wind power is creating American manufacturing jobs and rural economic development

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Wind power keeps American manufacturing humming

The next corporate purchase of wind energy is here – this time highlighting how American manufacturing companies like General Motors are increasingly turning to wind for the energy muscle that keeps their business running. GM just announced a wind power purchase that will supply 100 percent of the electricity for a factory that builds 1,100 … Continue reading Wind power keeps American manufacturing humming

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Wind power blows away records in the Midwest and Texas

As strong and consistent breeze has descended down upon Texas and the Plains states. Yesterday, these gusts helped wind power break energy generation records on Texas’s main grid, ERCOT, and the grid across the Plains states, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP). These achievements resume a record-setting trend we last saw back in April. The primary … Continue reading Wind power blows away records in the Midwest and Texas

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Businesses are buying wind power because it makes financial sense

In a trend that started nearly two years ago, businesses of all stripes continue to power more of their operations using wind energy. From tech companies to automakers, there has been demand for wind from customers across the board. And this month has brought more prominent examples. Demand for wind continues Earlier this week, Microsoft … Continue reading Businesses are buying wind power because it makes financial sense

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AWEA congratulates Gardner as newly elected NRSC Chair

The American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan and Board Chair Chris Brown congratulated Colorado Senator Cory Gardner today on his election as the new Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC). “We proudly congratulate wind energy champion Senator Cory Gardner on his election as the next Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial … Continue reading AWEA congratulates Gardner as newly elected NRSC Chair

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The concrete benefits of wind power for farmers

We often talk about how wind energy is a drought-proof cash crop for farmers and ranchers, providing steady income they can count on when the rains don’t fall or the fields don’t produce as expected. And that income is sizeable– landowners were paid $222 million in lease payments in 2015 alone. That’s why some observers … Continue reading The concrete benefits of wind power for farmers

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AWEA Fall Symposium: What lies ahead in 2017

This Wednesday, I’ll be moderating a panel at AWEA’s Fall Symposium entitled “BREAKING NEWS: Election Results Impact Wind’s Relationship with Congress, White House.”  While it’s not exactly breaking news any longer, the outcome of last week’s Presidential and Congressional elections will still be on the forefront of all of our minds come Wednesday’s panel. I’m sure … Continue reading AWEA Fall Symposium: What lies ahead in 2017

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Final rule issued by BLM makes wind development on public land less likely

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule governing wind and solar energy development on public lands: “Unfortunately, based on our preliminary review, for this Administration and the majority of Americans who support expanding wind energy in the U.S., this final rule makes federal … Continue reading Final rule issued by BLM makes wind development on public land less likely

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Wind power salutes America’s veterans

This Veterans Day, the U.S. wind industry would like to thank the men and women who serve our country. We’re also proud that many of the 88,000 jobs wind energy supports across the country are filled by veterans. They provide our homegrown energy source with invaluable hard work, professionalism and first-class skill. We’re a stronger … Continue reading Wind power salutes America’s veterans

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Rural America keeps farming the wind

We recently reported on the ways wind power has become an economic powerhouse for rural America, leading some observers to call wind “the new corn.” “One turbine has changed my life,” Ed Woolsey, a fifth-generation Iowa farmer told Bloomberg Government. “Before, I raised corn and soybeans and cattle. Now I don’t. I’m a wind farmer.” … Continue reading Rural America keeps farming the wind

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NERC Regulatory Expert Certrec to Participate in AWEA’s Wind Energy Fall Symposium in San Antonio from November 15-17

Certrec, a leading regulatory compliance provider for NERC compliance, announced today its participation in AWEA’s Wind Energy Fall Symposium in San Antonio, TX from November 15-17. Currently Certrec provides NERC compliance support, on an ongoing basis, to four U.S. wind fleets as well as individual wind facilities. We also provide supplemental support to a U.S. … Continue reading NERC Regulatory Expert Certrec to Participate in AWEA’s Wind Energy Fall Symposium in San Antonio from November 15-17

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Large majorities of Americans want more wind energy in poll after poll

In the home stretch of the election cycle, with political polls continuing to fluctuate, one thing has remained constant throughout the entire campaign: Americans agree they want more clean energy, and wind energy in particular. Earlier this week, one of the gold standards in U.S. polling released a new survey right in line with what … Continue reading Large majorities of Americans want more wind energy in poll after poll

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AWEA Offshore Wind Conference

Coming on the heels of last week’s successful AWEA Offshore Wind Conference & Exhibition, we are seeing real, tangible signs of momentum for this growing industry. The conference was a bustling convention of over 600 people all coming to see what in fact is happening in the U.S. offshore wind market. And they didn’t leave … Continue reading AWEA Offshore Wind Conference

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