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New graphic highlights wind’s economic benefits, ability to strengthen U.S. energy independence

As you tell by AWEA’s latest graphic, wind power doesn’t just improve our economy. Now that wind is a mainstream source of electricity capable of providing enough electricity to power 15.5 million American homes, it strengthens U.S. energy independence as well. Help us spread the good news about wind power’s good deal by sharing this […]

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The falling price of U.S. wind power

Wind energy has never been more affordable, the Department of Energy’s Berkeley National Laboratory announced recently in releasing its new 2013 Wind Energy Technologies Market Report and a companion slide presentation. Wind means lower electric bills for millions of Americans across the wind-rich states. That value to consumers is why it’s essential to keep the […]

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The Gulf between Washington and Corporate America on Climate and Energy

Guest blog by Brandon Smithwood and Bryn Baker. Smithwood is a Senior Manager on the Policy Program at Ceres and Baker is a Manager for Climate Change and Renewable Energy at World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Once again, we head into the August Congressional recess with a lot of unfinished business, even on issues where there […]

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Wind power: Wind’s integration costs are lower than those for other energy sources

The cost of reliably integrating large conventional power plants onto the power system in Texas is more than 17 times larger than the cost of reliably integrating wind energy, based on new AWEA analysis of data from the state’s independent power grid operator. This analysis rebuts one of the most widely-held misconceptions about how wind […]

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Major U.S. companies: We want more renewable energy

Are policymakers and utilities listening? U.S. businesses are joining the majority of Americans in saying “we want more renewable energy.” 12 leading companies, including General Motors, Walmart, Facebook, Bloomberg, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Mars, Novelis, Procter and Gamble, REI, and Sprint, have joined together to push for increased access to renewable energy, including wind […]

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Coalition of over 300 clean energy organizations, businesses, urge immediate action on tax extenders

In a letter sent out yesterday to House and Senate leadership, a group of 302 businesses and organizations, including major players in the U.S. economy, urged Congress to act quickly to pass the EXPIRE Act and extend tax policies critical to the continued growth of clean energy technologies. This legislation, which successfully cleared the Senate […]

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Congress must act urgently on the EXPIRE Act to extend critical tax wind energy policies

A letter to Congressional leaders signed by 302 companies and associations including major players in the U.S. economy was released today, calling for urgent action on the EXPIRE Act to extend tax policies they say are critical to the continued growth of clean energy technologies. “Businesses and investors need stable, predictable federal tax policy to […]

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