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American Wind Energy Association Statement on New York Renewable Energy Siting Reform Passed as Part of State Budget

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after the New York Legislature passed a state budget that includes critical improvements to the way that renewable energy projects are sited and developed in the state.   “New York continues to lead the nation in its commitment to affordable, clean, renewable energy. These … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on New York Renewable Energy Siting Reform Passed as Part of State Budget

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on The COVID-19 Phase Three Stimulus Bill

“Congress took unprecedented steps today to protect Americans’ health and safety and strengthen the economy as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis. We applaud its efforts and appreciate its consideration of clean energy in this early stimulus. The wind energy industry’s top priority remains focused only on addressing the disruptions caused by COVID-19 by ensuring the … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on The COVID-19 Phase Three Stimulus Bill

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on PJM’s Response to FERC Capacity Market Directive

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement on PJM’s Compliance Filing in response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Capacity Market Reform Directive.   “PJM’s proposal provides the flexibility necessary for renewable resources to demonstrate that they are among the lowest cost and most reliable sources of capacity available today,” … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on PJM’s Response to FERC Capacity Market Directive

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Wind Industry Experiences Third Strongest Year on Record With 9,143 MW of Wind Power Added to U.S. Grid

Additional AWEA 2019 Q4 Market Report Highlights: Wind Farm Construction and Advanced Development Pipeline Up 24% Year-over-Year, representing potential $62 billion in new investment. Rapidly growing Offshore Wind Development Now Accounts for 17% of Development Pipeline, while East Coast States Announced 16 GW in New Offshore Wind Targets. Demand for Wind Power sets new record … Continue reading Wind Industry Experiences Third Strongest Year on Record With 9,143 MW of Wind Power Added to U.S. Grid

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AWEA Urges Department of Interior to Advance Offshore Wind Energy Projects

This weekend represents the one-year anniversary of a record-breaking auction for three lease areas offshore wind power the coast of Massachusetts. Rights to develop the three lease areas sold for a combined $405 million, with winning bids coming from Mayflower Wind Energy, Equinor, and Vineyard Wind. “Last year’s auction results erased any doubts that harnessing … Continue reading AWEA Urges Department of Interior to Advance Offshore Wind Energy Projects

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American Wind Energy Association hires Stacey Kerans as Senior Director of Communications

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced the hire of Stacey Kerans as Senior Director of Communications.  She will lead all strategic integrated communications efforts and oversee the day to day communications operations for AWEA. Kerans bring more than 20 years of experience in consumer brand marketing and corporate communications.  Most recently, she led … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association hires Stacey Kerans as Senior Director of Communications

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US wind power reaches milestone 100 gigawatts, 46 gigawatts more on the way

Additional key findings of the US wind energy industry third quarter 2019 report include: Strongest third quarter for wind farm installations on record with 1,927 MW newly online; Near-term wind advanced development pipeline reaches record 46.5 GW; Nearly 6,000 MW of offshore wind turbines projects in advanced development. There are now more than 100 gigawatts … Continue reading US wind power reaches milestone 100 gigawatts, 46 gigawatts more on the way

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AWEA launches new worker safety campaign

The American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) October 2019 Safety Campaign, Take a Hand in Safety, Protect These Tools, focuses on hand safety awareness for wind energy workers and equips them with the knowledge they need to work safely and efficiently. With a record amount of wind power capacity under development in the U.S. and a … Continue reading AWEA launches new worker safety campaign

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American Wind Energy Association statement on Vineyard Wind delay

Dept. of Interior decision to delay Vineyard offshore wind farm undermines US energy dominance agenda and the potential $70 billion US offshore wind turbines supply chain. The U.S. Department of the Interior today made the formal decision to delay Vineyard Wind, a proposed large-scale offshore wind project, in order to conduct a supplemental study. The … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association statement on Vineyard Wind delay

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Record US wind farm development activity in 2Q and state calls for offshore wind power projects

Key findings of the US wind energy industry second quarter 2019 report. Record wind turbines capacity under construction or advanced development, reaching nearly 42 GW. Long-term contract volume for wind power capacity is up 10 percent over the first half of 2018, buyers include Hormel Foods, Walmart, and Target, Three states set new offshore wind … Continue reading Record US wind farm development activity in 2Q and state calls for offshore wind power projects

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Amy Farrell opens Politico Electrification Revolution Event

American consumers are calling for abundant renewable sources of energy, advanced batteries, and data-driven “smart” devices to power more of their lives than ever before, from heating and cooling to transportation. AAA reports one out of every five drivers will likely purchase an electric vehicle (EV) as their next family car. Consumer-driven mass electrification is … Continue reading Amy Farrell opens Politico Electrification Revolution Event

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The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) expressed concern as the Ohio legislature took

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) expressed concern as the Ohio legislature took a major backwards step in its commitment to clean energy by passing House Bill 6 today. AWEA issued the following statement from Andrew Gohn, Director, Eastern State Policy, AWEA: “Ohio consumers and manufacturers want greater commitment to renewable energy, not less. Yet, … Continue reading The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) expressed concern as the Ohio legislature took

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Offshore wind power tax credit extension will jumpstart US industry

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement in support of two bills introduced in the U.S. Senate this week, which would both extend the federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) for offshore wind energy. The legislation comes at a critical time for offshore wind in America, as energy developers prepare to start construction … Continue reading Offshore wind power tax credit extension will jumpstart US industry

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement in response to the House Ways and Means Committee’s introduction of H.R. 3301

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement in response to the House Ways and Means Committee’s introduction of H.R. 3301, a tax extenders package that would prolong expired tax credits or credits expiring in 2019, including the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), for one year: “Chairman Neal is proposing a general … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement in response to the House Ways and Means Committee’s introduction of H.R. 3301

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American wind power: a record 39,000 megawatts of new wind farm projects

AWEA’s newly-released first quarter market report shows just how busy American wind power is—a record 39,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind turbines projects are now under construction or in advanced development. That’s about as much capacity as all the projects built to date in Texas, Iowa and California—the country’s number one, two and four wind … Continue reading American wind power: a record 39,000 megawatts of new wind farm projects

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Records keep falling as wind energy pipeline hits all-time high

AWEA’s newly-released first quarter market report shows just how busy American wind power is—a record 39,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind projects are now under construction or in advanced development. That’s about as much capacity as all the projects built to date in Texas, Iowa and California—the country’s number one, two and four wind states, … Continue reading Records keep falling as wind energy pipeline hits all-time high

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US wind energy development pipeline grew by 6,146 MW in first quarter

New AWEA report reveals more US wind power capacity under construction and advanced development than ever before. A burst of new wind farm announcements in the first quarter of 2019 propelled the total volume of U.S. wind power construction and development activity to a record level according to the newly released U.S. Wind Industry First … Continue reading US wind energy development pipeline grew by 6,146 MW in first quarter

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) endorses energy storage ITC bill in Senate

Encouraging investment in America’s energy storage systems would improve grid resilience, create new clean energy jobs and bring the grid into the 21st century. Senators Heinrich (D-NM) and Gardner (R-CO) introduced bipartisan legislation to create an energy storage investment tax credit (ITC). It currently has 10 cosponsors representing a diverse collection of states. The legislation, … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) endorses energy storage ITC bill in Senate

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American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Fitness for Work Guidelines

Have you seen how tall wind turbines are? Climbing to the top requires good physical fitness! That’s why the AWEA Fitness for Work Task Force has developed the new AWEA Fitness for Work document. This new resource helps employers establish and maintain guidelines to identify the fitness for work condition of wind technicians working onshore. … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Fitness for Work Guidelines

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American Wind Energy Association statement on Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Act

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement reacting to the Maryland General Assembly passing a 50 percent by 2030 RPS. “We congratulate the Maryland General Assembly for passing Clean Energy Jobs Act, important legislation that will double the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) from 25% by 2020 to 50% by 2030, including … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association statement on Maryland’s Clean Energy Jobs Act

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