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Tax reform to allow continued wind power investment and job growth

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act near passage in Congress will allow the continued growth of American wind energy, and the investment, jobs, and other economic benefits it brings to rural communities. The bill to be voted on later this week preserves the orderly phase-out through 2019 of wind energy tax credits, ensuring stability for … Continue reading Tax reform to allow continued wind power investment and job growth

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US House misses opportunity, House bill would cripple wind power

The U.S. House of Representatives missed an opportunity to stand up for 60,000 American workers and preserve $50 billion in private infrastructure investment. The tax reform bill passed by the House retroactively changes how businesses can qualify for wind energy’s primary investment tools, the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC), … Continue reading US House misses opportunity, House bill would cripple wind power

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Senate tax reform bill would keep promise to US wind energy workers and rural America

Today’s proposed Senate tax reform bill honors the 2015 bipartisan phase out terms for the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). The PTC has been used to enable tens of billions in capital investment in rural America and to support tens of thousands of manufacturing and construction jobs spanning all 50 states. In 2015, the … Continue reading Senate tax reform bill would keep promise to US wind energy workers and rural America

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AWEA launches new campaign “Take Time to Take Care”

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has launched a new campaign “Take Time to Take Care” with wind turbine technician safety in mind. “Safety training and awareness campaigns are top priorities for us,” said AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan. “We are pleased to announce AWEA’s 3rd annual October safety campaign ‘Take Time to Take Care.’ Focusing … Continue reading AWEA launches new campaign “Take Time to Take Care”

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Wind power competitive on reliability and resilience

Thanks to technological advances, wind turbine farms can now compete in markets to provide essential electric reliability services, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan explained in congressional testimony today at a hearing on grid reliability before the House Energy and Commerce Committee.   Grid reliability and resiliency are goals everyone can support. Prior … Continue reading Wind power competitive on reliability and resilience

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American wind industry companies pledge $1 million as keystone partners of Habitat for Humanity’s post-Harvey recovery work

Companies in the American wind energy industry today announced they will donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey repair and rebuilding as keystone partners of Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat Hammers Back initiative. Participating companies as of this release include Apex Clean Energy, Blattner Energy, Duke Energy, EDF Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables, Enel Green Power North America, … Continue reading American wind industry companies pledge $1 million as keystone partners of Habitat for Humanity’s post-Harvey recovery work

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) statement on the DOE grid study

The following is a statement from Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Staff Report on Electricity Markets and Reliability: “We received the U.S. Department of Energy’s grid study and reviewed its key findings and recommendations. The wind industry appreciated the opportunity to contribute analysis … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) statement on the DOE grid study

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Tri Global Energy maintains lead in Texas wind energy development projects

Tri Global Energy, the Dallas-based renewable energy company, has maintained its position as the leading developer of wind energy projects under construction in Texas, according to the U.S. Wind Industry Second Quarter 2017 Market Report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the nation’s trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. Tri Global Energy … Continue reading Tri Global Energy maintains lead in Texas wind energy development projects

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AWEA publishes map of every wind farm and factory in America

The American Wind Energy Assn. (AWEA) has released a new map tool that showcases the location of every utility-scale wind project and wind-related manufacturing facility in the U.S. Click here to use the new interactive map “Wind power has become a vital part of the U.S. economy, drawing billions of dollars in capital investment to rural communities each … Continue reading AWEA publishes map of every wind farm and factory in America

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Nationwide event launches dedicated to U.S. leadership in wind power

The inaugural American Wind Week, a celebration of U.S. leadership in wind power, officially begins today and runs through August 12. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) designated American Wind Week recognizing wind power is now the largest source of U.S. renewable energy capacity and supports over 100,000 U.S. jobs across all 50 states. Modern … Continue reading Nationwide event launches dedicated to U.S. leadership in wind power

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Wind energy industry development up 40% in strong second quarter

Over 40 percent more wind power projects are under construction or advanced development in America than at this time last year, according to second-quarter results released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).   Across the country, 29 wind projects, representing a combined 3,841 megawatts (MW), announced that they either began construction or entered … Continue reading Wind energy industry development up 40% in strong second quarter

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Ohio lawmakers fail to fix wind energy setback rule in budget

The Ohio House of Representatives has insisted upon removing an important fix to wind turbine setback policy from the state’s proposed biennial budget, after Senate lawmakers advanced a compromise measure last week. Adopted in 2014 with no public debate, Ohio’s current wind turbine setbacks are among the country’s most restrictive and have essentially functioned as … Continue reading Ohio lawmakers fail to fix wind energy setback rule in budget

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Statement of the American Wind Energy Association on U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord

Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, today released the following statement on the Administration’s announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord.       “Despite the decision today to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, the wind industry expects to continue as an American economic … Continue reading Statement of the American Wind Energy Association on U.S. decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord

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Wind energy customers discuss what comes after PTC phase out

American wind power’s future growth will be driven by a diverse range of customers and trends. Leaders representing a corporate purchaser, deregulated utility, a public utility commissioner, and a wind developer, discussed a few of those trends – demand from diverse customers, transmission expansion, falling costs, and storytelling – on the closing General Session panel … Continue reading Wind energy customers discuss what comes after PTC phase out

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Maryland becomes an offshore wind power contender with OREC decision

Maryland’s Public Service Commission today awarded offshore wind renewable energy credits (ORECs) to the companies US Wind and Skipjack Offshore Energy, LLC to build wind projects totaling 368 megawatts (MW) of capacity miles off the state’s coast. Completing these projects will generate nearly 10,000 new direct and indirect jobs and $1.8 billion of in-state spending. … Continue reading Maryland becomes an offshore wind power contender with OREC decision

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American wind power reports best first quarter since 2009

America’s wind power workforce installed 908 utility-scale turbines in the first quarter of 2017, totaling 2,000 megawatts (MW) of capacity. This is the wind industry’s strongest start in eight years, according to a new report released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). “We switched on more megawatts in the first quarter than in … Continue reading American wind power reports best first quarter since 2009

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Top 11 wind energy trends of 2016

Today, AWEA released its U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2016, which showcases strong, steady growth throughout the year. Wind power became the largest source of renewable generating capacity and supplied record amounts of wind energy to many parts of the country. Strong wind project construction, a growing manufacturing sector, and the increasing need for … Continue reading Top 11 wind energy trends of 2016

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Wind energy adds jobs over 9 times faster than the overall economy

American wind power added jobs over 9 times faster than the overall economy amid robust growth for another year, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which released its 2016 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report today at the Minnesota State Capitol. Installing over 8,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind power for a second … Continue reading Wind energy adds jobs over 9 times faster than the overall economy

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Wind energy industry could drive a quarter million American jobs by 2020 – end of Trump’s first term

American wind power expansion is poised to drive 248,000 jobs and $85 billion dollars in economic activity over the next four years, according to new analysis released today by Navigant Consulting. These and other economic benefits will result from the addition of 35,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity through 2020.   AWEA released an … Continue reading Wind energy industry could drive a quarter million American jobs by 2020 – end of Trump’s first term

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US wind energy generation reached 5.5% of the grid in 2016

Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Oklahoma and North Dakota all sourced more than 20 percent of their electricity generation from wind power during 2016, according to new data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). It shows wind supplied over 5.5 percent of electricity nationwide, up from 4.7 percent in 2015.   With 99 percent of … Continue reading US wind energy generation reached 5.5% of the grid in 2016

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