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LA Supervisors Should Heed Climate Imperative, Reverse Course on Proposed Wind Energy Ban

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ move to ban utility-scale wind turbines and to impose severe restrictions on utility-scale solar in unincorporated areas of the county is not compatible with averting the worst impacts of climate change. The most detailed state-commissioned assessment of what California must do to meet Governor Brown’s 2030 goal to … Continue reading LA Supervisors Should Heed Climate Imperative, Reverse Course on Proposed Wind Energy Ban

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Wind energy lowest-cost solution for meeting the Clean Power Plan

American wind power can help states affordably and reliably comply with the pending Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, with independent studies confirming wind will play the largest role in the lowest-cost compliance mix. Wind energy consistently emerged as the best way to cost-effectively reduce emissions in a recent study by … Continue reading Wind energy lowest-cost solution for meeting the Clean Power Plan

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My week in Iowa talking to Presidential candidates about wind power

After landing in Des Moines on Monday to spend the week talking to the presidential candidates about wind energy, I didn’t exit the airport before learning that Iowans are very proud of two things: Iowa’s corn and pigs. In fact, Iowa leads the nation in both corn and pork production. I traveled to five cities … Continue reading My week in Iowa talking to Presidential candidates about wind power

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Another form of “hot air”? My journey to becoming a wind tech

Long before Pope Francis issued his landmark encyclical on climate change, I was plotting my career move to become a wind turbine tech. Though the Pope’s statement resonated that “technology based on the use of highly polluting fossil fuels – especially coal, but also oil and, to a lesser degree, gas – needs to be … Continue reading Another form of “hot air”? My journey to becoming a wind tech

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Businesses pledge to increase renewable energy use

Thirteen well-known American companies – including major wind energy developer Berkshire Hathaway Energy and prominent wind power purchasers Apple, Google, Microsoft and Walmart – today pledged at the White House to invest more than $140 billion in efforts to cut carbon pollution. Several of these companies focused their pledges on renewable energy, and five companies have goals to reach 100 … Continue reading Businesses pledge to increase renewable energy use

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Wind power ready to meet new call for converting to clean energy

There’s a new call for candidates and elected officials to tell how they would triple renewable energy in America by 2030, and take us all the way to a completely clean energy economy by 2050. Those are the targets in a new video that NextGen Climate released today, “The Time is Now,” and a companion … Continue reading Wind power ready to meet new call for converting to clean energy

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Business leaders speak out against threat to renewable and energy efficiency policies in North Carolina

North Carolina has built a strong foundation of clean energy policies that date back almost 10 years, but they’ve been under attack during this year’s legislative session. Things came to a head with a controversial vote regarding the state’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (REPS) that was taken right before the Memorial Day … Continue reading Business leaders speak out against threat to renewable and energy efficiency policies in North Carolina

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American wind power continues to ramp up in 2015 with 1,661 megawatts (MW) of newly installed wind turbines

With 1,661 megawatts (MW) of newly installed wind turbines coming online during the second quarter of 2015 and more than 13,600 MW under construction, American wind power continues to increase its contribution to the U.S. electric power grid. The approval in May of Florida’s first purchase of wind energy, from a wind project in Oklahoma, … Continue reading American wind power continues to ramp up in 2015 with 1,661 megawatts (MW) of newly installed wind turbines

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AWEA applauds strong bipartisan support for American wind power, renewable energy tax incentives

The American wind energy industry today praised members of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee for voting overwhelmingly to extend over 50 tax policies through 2016, including the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) that incentivize the building of more U.S. wind farms.   The committee on a final vote of … Continue reading AWEA applauds strong bipartisan support for American wind power, renewable energy tax incentives

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AWEA represents American wind power

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is proud of its members for bringing billions of dollars in private investment to the U.S. and employing tens of thousands of American workers. Here are some facts about the made-in-the-USA bonafides of the wind industry: 73,000 American wind power workers are making projects serve American consumers and American … Continue reading AWEA represents American wind power

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Koch Professor drops his Koch title, still makes same errors plus some new ones in Ohio study

The Koch Professor’s title isn’t the only thing that’s changed after facing negative publicity. Randy Simmons and his colleagues, including Ryan Yonk who is testifying at a hearing in Ohio today, also changed their methodology from what they’ve previously used in their cookie-cutter attacks on clean energy, while still using old data. Interestingly, using the … Continue reading Koch Professor drops his Koch title, still makes same errors plus some new ones in Ohio study

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Iowa wind power success story just getting started

Iowa households and business owners can keep more money in their pockets, and Iowa farmers and other rural landowners will receive additional tens of millions of dollars in land lease payments, with expansion of the state’s drought-resistant cash crop – wind power.   That’s according to a new report, “A wind vision for new growth … Continue reading Iowa wind power success story just getting started

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With your help, opportunity to advance wind energy policy

We’ve seen a lot of attacks on wind energy so far this year – opponents spreading misinformation, and Congressmen introducing a bill that specifically sets out to eliminate the common-sense policies that help our families gain access to clean, homegrown, affordable energy. Today, YOU can help turn this around. The Senate Finance Committee is expected … Continue reading With your help, opportunity to advance wind energy policy

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Koch groups try debunked wind energy attack for a fourth time

  A new attack piece by a Koch front group, Institute for Energy Research, recycles their familiar attack playbook of starting with an inflated cost for wind energy and then mischaracterizing how the power system functions to argue that the real cost of wind is even higher. Once the incorrect assumptions are corrected, this and … Continue reading Koch groups try debunked wind energy attack for a fourth time

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Ohio budget bill “missed opportunity” for wind energy

The wind energy industry is calling the budget bill finalized in Columbus today a “missed opportunity” to re-open Ohio to clean energy development, after a year in which setback requirements the industry calls “impossible” have stymied new wind farms here.   “While House Bill 64 contains a positive policy development for renewable energy, overall the … Continue reading Ohio budget bill “missed opportunity” for wind energy

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Two new studies confirm wind’s role in meeting the Clean Power Plan

Recent reports from the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) Institute and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)bolster the case made by other experts over the last month that wind energy is key to cost-effectively and reliably meeting the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan. The AEE  documents how wind energy costs have declined by more than half … Continue reading Two new studies confirm wind’s role in meeting the Clean Power Plan

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85 companies protest bill in Congress to slash further wind farm development

A threat to the most important federal policy for continued wind energy development in America has led 85 companies to protest to the 21 members of Congress involved. (Photo via U.S. Geological Survey) There are 20 co-sponsors of the “PTC Elimination Act” (H.R. 1901, known as the Marchant-Pompeo bill for its initial two sponsors). The … Continue reading 85 companies protest bill in Congress to slash further wind farm development

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85 companies protest bill in Congress to slash further wind farm development

A threat to the most important federal policy for continued wind energy development in America has led 85 companies to protest to the 20 members of Congress involved.   The 20 are co-sponsors of the “PTC Elimination Act” (H.R. 1901, known as the Marchant-Pompeo bill for its initial two sponsors). The 85 companies today sent … Continue reading 85 companies protest bill in Congress to slash further wind farm development

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