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Offshore wind energy is making its way to the U.S.

Dr. Sandra Whitehouse is a consultant who serves as a Senior Policy Advisor to the Ocean Conservancy, where she focuses on the Smart Ocean Planning, Ocean Acidification and Trash Free Seas programs. For the past twenty years Dr. Whitehouse has used her marine science expertise to advise clients on a variety of environmental policy issues. … Continue reading Offshore wind energy is making its way to the U.S.

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Wind energy less than 3 percent of all federal energy incentives

  Wind energy still accounts for an extremely small share of all federal energy incentives, according to the most comprehensive review of energy incentives to date. AWEA’s compilation of all available data from government and other sources shows that for every dollar spent on federal energy incentives, wind energy received less than 3 cents. Wind’s … Continue reading Wind energy less than 3 percent of all federal energy incentives

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Wind Energy Foundation launches Renewable America Champions social media contest

The Wind Energy Foundation (WEF) has recruited, trained, and mobilized hundreds of business people and other community leaders to help strengthen renewable energy policy through its A Renewable America (ARA) campaign over the past two years. Past successes In 2015, we worked with partners to advance understanding and support of the Clean Power Plan and … Continue reading Wind Energy Foundation launches Renewable America Champions social media contest

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Wind power strongly supported by Americans across the country

Professional anti-renewable energy fabricator Robert Bryce is at it again, spreading a laundry list of false, debunked claims about wind power. American voter-supported wind energy is one of the country’s leading sources of new electricity: more wind came online than any other new electric generating capacity in 2015, including solar and natural gas. That’s partly … Continue reading Wind power strongly supported by Americans across the country

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Renewable competition strengthens Massachusetts clean energy future

Francis Pullaro is the Executive Director of RENEW Northeast (RENEW)- an association of the renewable energy industry and environmental public interest groups in New York and New England. The Massachusetts state legislature is considering a forward-looking bill to further reduce carbon emissions and clean the air—something all of the state’s residents deserve. The bill as … Continue reading Renewable competition strengthens Massachusetts clean energy future

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Wind power overwhelmingly popular in New York

New York has some of the most ambitious clean energy goals in the country. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed cutting carbon pollution by 80 percent in the coming decades, while the state is currently designing a 50 percent clean energy standard. To meet these targets, the Empire State will need to substantially increase its renewable … Continue reading Wind power overwhelmingly popular in New York

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$1.5 billion in annual net benefits to California consumers with a Western electricity market

$1.5 billion in annual net benefits to California ratepayers, cleaner air, and the creation of thousands of California jobs are possible by expanding California Independent System Operator (CAISO) to gain the market efficiencies of a larger geographic footprint and more diverse energy supply, including low-cost wind power. These benefits for California’s economy and environment are … Continue reading $1.5 billion in annual net benefits to California consumers with a Western electricity market

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Joe Bush, a former oil and gas man learns to love wind power

Joe Bush has been in the energy game for a long time. For a native Texan who spent years working in oil and gas accounting before becoming a rancher in Osage County, Okla., the sight of an oil derrick is as familiar as they come. But about 10 years ago, a wind energy developer approached … Continue reading Joe Bush, a former oil and gas man learns to love wind power

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Northeast Regional Forum on July 19 and 20

While states like Texas, Iowa and California often make headlines for their renewable energy progress, in many ways, it’s the Northeast that leads the way in clean power policy innovation. That’s why it’s an exciting time to attend the AWEA Northeast Regional Forum on July 19 and 20, where you can learn about the policies … Continue reading Northeast Regional Forum on July 19 and 20

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Wind power helps a North Dakota community thrive

It’s easy to take our agricultural community for granted. Most Americans live far removed from their food sources, and out of sight can mean out of mind. But the people who feed the country don’t have it easy. Farmers and ranchers across the U.S. often face challenges beyond their control—from too much rain to too … Continue reading Wind power helps a North Dakota community thrive

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Mainland to Block Island undersea cable will link the first U.S. offshore wind farm to the Company’s power system

Bringing off shore, wind generated energy to the U.S. electric system for the first time took a major step forward this past weekend with the landing of a 20-mile undersea cable between the Rhode Island mainland and Block Island. “This significant milestone in developing renewable off shore wind generated energy is the result of years … Continue reading Mainland to Block Island undersea cable will link the first U.S. offshore wind farm to the Company’s power system

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Winds of change for onshore wind energy industry: More than 30% of new energy in U.S. coming from wind power

The years of relentless research and development in the sector of wind power have made the industry highly sophisticated in the United States. According to a recent report released by the U.S. Department of Energy examining the overall state of clean energy technologies in the country, the swiftly rising stake of wind power in the … Continue reading Winds of change for onshore wind energy industry: More than 30% of new energy in U.S. coming from wind power

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Wind energy leads to a more reliable and resilient power system

Technological advances have not only reduced the cost of wind energy, but also increased wind’s contributions to power system reliability. Last year, wind and solar made up nearly 75 percent of new electric generating capacity that came online in America, and in some regions wind energy now reliably provides 20 percent or more of total … Continue reading Wind energy leads to a more reliable and resilient power system

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More transmission is needed to maximize America’s wind power potential

A new groundswell of support from Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Fortune 500 companies like General Motors, Target, Unilever, Procter & Gamble, Kellogg’s and Nestle mean a critical transmission project is one step closer to reality. Clean Line Energy’s privately-funded Grain Belt Express will deliver enough low-cost wind energy for about 200,000 Missouri homes every … Continue reading More transmission is needed to maximize America’s wind power potential

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Wind Power Moves U.S. Energy Forward

Wind power is an important part of America’s electricity mix that keeps money in the pockets of families and businesses, despite misleading claims from anti-renewable energy special interest groups. Today, there’s enough wind power in the U.S. for 20 million American homes, and wind is on track to quadruple in size by 2030 to supply … Continue reading Wind Power Moves U.S. Energy Forward

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Washington D.C. recognizes the importance of renewable energy

The latest big moment for clean energy is in the nation’s capital. This week, lawmakers in Washington, D.C. voted to expand the city’s use of clean energy for years to come. The District of Columbia city council unanimously decided to require half of the city’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources like wind and … Continue reading Washington D.C. recognizes the importance of renewable energy

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Wind power could supply 50 percent of Kansas electricity

Kansas has long been one of America’s wind power leaders; its installed capacity has doubled four times in the last 10 years, and it’s about to double again. In 2015, wind supplied nearly 24 percent of the state’s electricity, and according to Gov. Sam Brownback, that number will exceed 30 percent in 2016. And reaching … Continue reading Wind power could supply 50 percent of Kansas electricity

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North America to run on 50 percent clean electricity by 2025

Within 10 years the North American continent will source half of its electricity from clean energy, according to a new pact agreed to by President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. The three country’s leaders are expected to announce the new target tomorrow during the North American Leaders Summit. … Continue reading North America to run on 50 percent clean electricity by 2025

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Wind power ready to propel nation’s capital forward to 50% renewable energy by 2032

Within the next 10 years the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will collectively obtain half of their electricity from zero-carbon sources of electricity, including wind power. That’s according to a joint pledge to be announced by President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto tomorrow during the North American Leaders’ Summit … Continue reading Wind power ready to propel nation’s capital forward to 50% renewable energy by 2032

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Wind energy is already an American industry

We tend to think of wind power as something the Europeans do, but the United States has a robust and growing sector that leads the world in land-based wind energy. More than 50,000 turbines stand along ridge lines, prairies and hilltops across the United States. Installed capacity recently surpassed 70 gigawatts — enough to power … Continue reading Wind energy is already an American industry

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