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A trusted name in American manufacturing makes a wind power play

The Timken Company has long been a part of America’s industrial landscape. The Ohio-based company’s roots stretch back to the 19th century, and for more than 100 years, they’ve been making bearings trusted for their quality and durability. For most of the company’s history, it supplied bearings to the automotive industry. But about 15 years … Continue reading A trusted name in American manufacturing makes a wind power play

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Industry praises bipartisan Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition for seeking U.S. agencies’ help to site wind projects

The U.S. wind energy industry today welcomed the support of a bipartisan group of 20 governors for further steps by federal agencies that could expedite siting of new wind farms, on land and offshore. With long-term tax policy now in place, thanks to Congress passing a multi-year extension of the Production Tax Credit last December, … Continue reading Industry praises bipartisan Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition for seeking U.S. agencies’ help to site wind projects

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Top 5 reasons the wind energy party is just getting started

  With over 18,200 megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity now under construction or in advanced stages of development across 23 states, American wind power shows no signs of slowing down. Not to mention corporate-signed power purchase agreements (PPA) for wind are currently tracking ahead of last year. The facts show that the typically reliable … Continue reading Top 5 reasons the wind energy party is just getting started

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From Corvettes to wind turbines

  Molded Fiber Glass Companies (MFG) has made a lot of different products since its founding in 1948, but one thing has remained constant: it’s always been an innovator. The Ashtabula, Ohio-based company is family owned and has made a product or two you might recognize, including fiberglass Corvette bodies. As CEO Richard Morrison told … Continue reading From Corvettes to wind turbines

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Wind power offers new opportunities

A wind turbine is “basically like a locomotive on a stick.” That’s what John Nichols, site manager at Everpower’s Howard Wind Farm in Howard, N.Y., recently told me when explaining his career path. John spent years building subway cars for New York City and Chicago, as well as locomotives and other trains. However, when the … Continue reading Wind power offers new opportunities

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Examining what state renewable portfolio standards mean for wind power

State renewable portfolio standards (RPS) are proven policies with long track records of success. They’ve helped create thousands of jobs, large consumers savings and much cleaner air. And wind power is one of the main solutions states have deployed to meet their clean energy goals. Now, a new report (AWEA RPS Market Assessment 2016) examines RPSs … Continue reading Examining what state renewable portfolio standards mean for wind power

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48 U.S. States have wind power projects under construction

Wind power has rapidly become a significant source of electricity in the U.S., doubling its share of generation in just five years, to 4.9 percent in 2015. The  extremely low cost of wind power, along with cheap natural gas, has put tremendous financial pressure on both coal-fired and nuclear power plants, and is significantly affecting … Continue reading 48 U.S. States have wind power projects under construction

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Wind farm brings new life to former brownfield

  It’s no secret that parts of U.S. manufacturing have struggled over the last several decades. And while American wind power is helping to bring back some of it back (supporting 21,000 jobs in 500 factories) in Lackawana, N.Y., wind energy is helping in a different way. Today, the Steel Winds project sits on the … Continue reading Wind farm brings new life to former brownfield

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Wind power creates a town with no taxes

  When April 15 rolls around, how would you like to pay no local taxes? For the town of Sheldon, N.Y., that’s been the case since a wind farm came online eight years ago. Sheldon sits in the upper western corner of New York, just a short ride from Buffalo. It’s an agricultural community with … Continue reading Wind power creates a town with no taxes

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A new way to cut costs of wind energy

Like we did back in March, we’re hitting the road again this week to visit the people who live and work with wind power. And this time, we’re hitting the eastern U.S. We’ll be visiting wind projects across New York and factories that build wind turbine parts in Ohio, learning about jobs and community-bolstering benefits … Continue reading A new way to cut costs of wind energy

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Hill op-ed explains why wind power is a win-win this election season

In an op-ed published today in The Hill, the Christian Coalition and the Young Conservatives for Clean Energy Reform joined AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan in outlining why supporting wind energy should be high up on the list of candidates this fall, especially among conservatives: “…conventional wisdom says Democrats are typically consistent supporters of clean energy, … Continue reading Hill op-ed explains why wind power is a win-win this election season

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Watch videos capture power of wind farms, technological advancement

A wave of new videos shared over the last month do a great job of capturing the power of U.S. wind farms and how wind turbine technology continues to evolve. American wind power has more than tripled since 2008, supplying over five percent of U.S. electricity today. That growth has been largely due to performance-based … Continue reading Watch videos capture power of wind farms, technological advancement

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A new national strategy for offshore wind energy development

The Department of Energy and the Department of the Interior released a new national strategy for offshore wind development in the U.S. last week, further propelling this domestic clean energy industry forward. The National Offshore Wind Strategy, five years in the making, builds on tremendous momentum created by the first American offshore wind farm, which … Continue reading A new national strategy for offshore wind energy development

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Just how much lower can wind power costs drop?

If you’ve been doing your homework, then by now you should know that wind power in the U.S. is on sale. Thanks to performance-based tax policy (the bipartisan-supported Production Tax Credit) attracting new investment and driving innovation, wind power’s costs dropped by two-thirds over just six years. Now you can start studying for your next … Continue reading Just how much lower can wind power costs drop?

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Industry praises Administration’s commitment to advancing US offshore wind energy

The path to a thriving American offshore wind power industry became clearer today following the release of the National Offshore Wind Strategy by the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of the Interior. Nancy Sopko, Manager, Advocacy and Federal Legislative Affairs, made this statement on behalf of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA): “We commend … Continue reading Industry praises Administration’s commitment to advancing US offshore wind energy

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Misinformed ideas about wind energy

This letter was submitted to the Washington Post responding to a previous Washington Post’s letter on wind energy. Regarding Walt Hoge’s August 30 letter, offshore wind has delivered vast amounts of clean energy around the world for decades. The abundant offshore U.S. wind resource is close to large population centers and corresponds to periods of … Continue reading Misinformed ideas about wind energy

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Wind power helps meet Paris Agreement targets

The U.S. and China recently ratified the Paris Agreement, further advancing efforts to combat carbon pollution. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ,Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama jointly ratified the Paris Agreement earlier this month. Image via AP. It’s also yet another sign that global economies and businesses are seeking zero-carbon solutions for … Continue reading Wind power helps meet Paris Agreement targets

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Clean Power Plan no problem for the Northeast

While the Clean Power Plan (CPP) works its way through the court system, many states and grid operators continue to evaluate compliance solutions and electricity system effects. The PJM Interconnection, grid operator for 13 northeast states and Washington, D.C., recently released a report with some encouraging news: meeting the CPP should be a breeze. That’s … Continue reading Clean Power Plan no problem for the Northeast

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7 things you should know about recent polling results and wind energy

Wind power crossed the 75 gigawatt (GW) installed capacity threshold this summer, meaning there’s now enough wind power in the U.S. to supply electricity for 20 million homes. As AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan recently stated in his Huffington Post column, “sometimes the more you know about something, the more you like it. And that’s the … Continue reading 7 things you should know about recent polling results and wind energy

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Wind power helps U.S. cities go big on clean energy

With over 75 percent of the world’s energy use happening in cities, there‘s a significant opportunity for the U.S. to increase its share of clean power in urban centers across the country. A few trailblazing cities are showing us just how to do it, in many cases by choosing wind power. Looking to reduce their … Continue reading Wind power helps U.S. cities go big on clean energy

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