The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement supporting the creation of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, led by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Chris Coons (D-DE):
“We commend Senators Braun and Coons for forming the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, which is a great step toward achieving meaningful climate legislation,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of AWEA. “As an emission free energy source, US onshore and offshore wind power stand ready to play a leading role in affordably reducing carbon pollution while creating hundreds of thousands of good-paying jobs across the country.”
AWEA is the national trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. We represent 1,000 member companies and over 114,000 jobs in the U.S. economy, serving as a powerful voice for how wind works for America. Members include global leaders in wind power and energy development, turbine manufacturing, and component and service suppliers. They gather each year at the Western Hemisphere’s largest wind energy event, the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition, next in Denver, June 1-4, 2020. WINDPOWER 2020 will be housed within CLEANPOWER, the new exhibition hub for utility-scale renewable energy, bringing together wind power, solar power, and energy storage industries.