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Connecticut taps Deepwater Wind for 200 MW of offshore wind power

Connecticut have selected a proposal by Deepwater Wind to supply 200 MW of offshore wind power to the state, it was announced on Wednesday. Deepwater Wind took part in a Request for Proposals (RfP) for renewable energy projects, offering to provide 200 MW of offshore wind to Connecticut from its Revolution Wind project in the Atlantic … Continue reading Connecticut taps Deepwater Wind for 200 MW of offshore wind power

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AWEA statement on Connecticut offshore wind energy procurement

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement in response to Connecticut announcing the procurement of 200 megawatts of offshore wind: “Governor Malloy’s offshore wind leadership positions Connecticut as a first mover for this new American industry,” said Nancy Sopko, Director, Offshore Wind, American Wind Energy Association. “With demand for 1,400 megawatts of … Continue reading AWEA statement on Connecticut offshore wind energy procurement

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Proposed action to bail out nuclear, coal plants is misguided, would hurt consumers

A diverse group of energy industry associations including energy efficiency and storage, natural gas, oil, solar and wind issued the following statement condemning the Administration’s draft plan to bail out coal and nuclear plants across the country. Amy Farrell, American Wind Energy Association Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs (AWEA): “Independent energy regulators, … Continue reading Proposed action to bail out nuclear, coal plants is misguided, would hurt consumers

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WindEurope sparks debate on wind energy integration at AWEA 2018

The American Wind Energy Association is hosting its annual event in Chicago this week, providing an opportunity for WindEurope members to address Europe’s approach to integrating wind into the energy system. Wind meets 12% of Europe’s power demand and, in the US, Oklahoma, Iowa, Kansas, South Dakota already get more than 30% of their power … Continue reading WindEurope sparks debate on wind energy integration at AWEA 2018

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Over 5,500 MW in Q1 wind energy announcements boost development pipeline 40 percent over Q1 2017

Strong demand for affordable, reliable wind energy drove a busy first quarter for new U.S. wind farm announcements. Wind power’s low cost and stable energy prices motivated utility and non-utility customers to sign contracts for 3,500 megawatts (MW) of U.S. wind capacity in the first quarter of 2018, a high water mark in recent years, … Continue reading Over 5,500 MW in Q1 wind energy announcements boost development pipeline 40 percent over Q1 2017

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U.S. wind energy sector now employs 105,000 people

The fast-growing clean sector now employs 105,500 men and women across all 50 states after a bumper year of 9 percent growth, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). “American wind power reached new heights for energy generated and US jobs in 2017. And don’t be surprised when the industry continues to break records,” … Continue reading U.S. wind energy sector now employs 105,000 people

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Top six wind energy trends in 2017

AWEA released its 2017 Annual Market report today, and it’s full of new data and positive industry trends observed over the past year. There’s a lot of good news to share, and the full report is definitely worth a read, but here are a few key takeaways you need to know: More families and businesses … Continue reading Top six wind energy trends in 2017

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Wind powers forward to reach 30 percent in four states

Wind power, the largest source of U.S. renewable electricity generating capacity, now supplies more than 30 percent of the electricity in four states, Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, and South Dakota, after strong growth in 2017. Industry leaders released the news from the state capitol in New Mexico, a rising star for wind power. New Mexico added … Continue reading Wind powers forward to reach 30 percent in four states

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Acciona wins AWEA’s top awards for safety & operations

For its U.S. wind projects, Acciona Energy has received the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Safety and Health Achievement Gold Award and the Operations in Excellence Award. According to Acciona, the Operations in Excellence Award recognizes excellence in the effective operation of wind farms, and the Safety and Health Gold Achievement award is AWEA’s highest level … Continue reading Acciona wins AWEA’s top awards for safety & operations

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Changes before Ohio siting board would be death sentence for wind power

The American Wind Energy Association and the Mid-Atlantic Renewable Energy Coalition submitted comments today to the Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) opposing changes to the wind farm setback waiver process proposed by long-time wind opponent State Representative Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati). AWEA released this statement: “State Rep. Seitz’s proposal to the Ohio Power Siting Board would twist … Continue reading Changes before Ohio siting board would be death sentence for wind power

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Vast US market for offshore wind energy comes into focus

The American wind power industry expressed its thanks to leaders up and down the Atlantic Coast for advancing offshore wind projects that can create 40,000 jobs within a decade, revitalize ocean ports, and power millions of homes with clean energy. “Unlocking America’s vast offshore wind potential will reliably deliver large amounts of clean power, grow … Continue reading Vast US market for offshore wind energy comes into focus

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U.S. wind power industry closed 2017 strong, delivering 7,017 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity

The U.S. wind power industry closed 2017 strong, delivering 7,017 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity representing $11 billion in new private investment, according to the U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2017 Market Report, released today. Twenty-nine new wind farms totaling 4,125 MW came online across 16 states in the fourth quarter. The wind … Continue reading U.S. wind power industry closed 2017 strong, delivering 7,017 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity

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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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