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House tax plan would hurt wind energy industry

As the saying goes, there are few certainties in life other than death and taxes. Having tax policy certainty is important for business, particularly when companies are making new investments. But the United States House of Representatives’ proposal for tax reform that was recently rolled out would unfairly put a retroactive tax hike on an … Continue reading House tax plan would hurt wind energy industry

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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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200+ wind businesses to Congress: U.S. Senate protects jobs during tax reform

More than 200 companies that do business in the wind industry have sent a letter to House leadership objecting to language in its tax reform bill. The House’s proposal substantially lowers the value of the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and retroactively changes the rules on how companies can qualify for it. That puts … Continue reading 200+ wind businesses to Congress: U.S. Senate protects jobs during tax reform

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Protecting American wind energy workers during tax reform

Congress has long spoken of tax reform that would help American businesses thrive and create new opportunities for U.S. workers. But a provision in the House’s tax reform bill does just the opposite– it puts 60,000 U.S. jobs at risk and jeopardizes $50 billion in private investment. It reneges on the 2015 bipartisan promise to … Continue reading Protecting American wind energy workers during tax reform

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Hundreds of wind power businesses: US Senate gets it right on tax reform

A retroactive rule for wind investors in the House tax bill puts at risk rural communities and one of America’s fastest growing jobs. Over 200 companies in the American wind power supply chain delivered a letter to leaders of the tax reform effort in the U.S. House of Representatives asking them to keep their promise … Continue reading Hundreds of wind power businesses: US Senate gets it right on tax reform

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The new go-to tool for wind energy industry data

WindIQ– do you know the name? The look is new, but its history is deeply rooted. WindIQ is the most authoritative source for U.S. wind industry data, provided by AWEA at no cost to members. Previously known as Market Database Pro, the newly refreshed WindIQ is a critical tool in the toolkit for all wind … Continue reading The new go-to tool for wind energy industry data

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America’s wind power veterans: Thank you

This Veterans’ Day we want to thank the many men and women who have served our country. They make up a large an critical part of our wind energy workforce, and American wind power is better off because of their skills, knowledge and expertise. That’s why this weekend we’re asking Congress to continue protecting American … Continue reading America’s wind power veterans: Thank you

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Standing up for American wind energy workers

Congressman Earl Blumenauer stood up for the jobs and livelihoods of over 100,000 Americans this week in front of the full House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. A longtime supporter of wind energy, Rep. Blumenauer strongly voiced his opposition to the stripped-down Production Tax Credit proposal in H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and … Continue reading Standing up for American wind energy workers

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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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Energy industry associations tell FERC that DOE proposal to subsidize coal, nuclear power plants is unsupported by record, would throw a costly wrench into electricity markets

A diverse group of a dozen energy industry associations representing oil, natural gas, wind, solar, efficiency, and other energy technologies today submitted reply comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) continuing their opposition to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rulemaking on grid resiliency pricing, in the next step in this FERC proceeding. Action by … Continue reading Energy industry associations tell FERC that DOE proposal to subsidize coal, nuclear power plants is unsupported by record, would throw a costly wrench into electricity markets

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Strong winds blow away records across the U.S.

Fall is in full swing, and that’s great news for wind power. Over the past two weeks, wind farms harnessed strong seasonal winds to deliver new wind energy generation and penetration records across the U.S. These new records are not just a testament to the strong growth of wind power in recent years– they also … Continue reading Strong winds blow away records across the U.S.

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Over $50 billion of investment and 50,000 U.S. jobs at stake

The tax bill proposed by the U.S. House today contains provisions that would threaten American job growth and energy dominance. By derailing a bipartisan agreement to phase out the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), the House proposal strips away the investment certainty Congress promised wind developers just two years ago. The proposal puts at … Continue reading Over $50 billion of investment and 50,000 U.S. jobs at stake

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Production Engineer for wind energy

GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to … Continue reading Production Engineer for wind energy

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St. Louis sets 100 percent renewable energy target

Add it to the list– another city has made a 100 percent renewable energy pledge. On Friday, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen passed a measure to power the city entirely on renewables by 2035. In doing so, St. Louis became the 47th city – and the largest in the Midwest so far – to make a 100 … Continue reading St. Louis sets 100 percent renewable energy target

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Wind energy and solar power jobs are the two fastest growing jobs in America

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released new data Tuesday showing that jobs as solar installers and wind technicians are projected to grow the fastest of any in the U.S. economy over the coming decade. The number of people working in these professions will double between 2016 and 2026. Where are wind jobs located? Wind jobs … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power jobs are the two fastest growing jobs in America

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Tri Global Energy on top spot for wind energy projects in Texas for 11 consecutive quarters

U.S. Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-Texas): “A clean, safe, affordable and reliable supply of energy created right here at home is imperative to a safe, strong and free America for generations to come.” Tri Global Energy, a leading U.S. originator and developer of utility-scale wind energy projects, has maintained its first-place position as the leading developer … Continue reading Tri Global Energy on top spot for wind energy projects in Texas for 11 consecutive quarters

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Wind energy: Top four trends from the third quarter

The third quarter continued a productive 2017 for the U.S. wind industry, with demand for wind power surging from both traditional and new customers. Here’s a quick recap of some of the top findings from our new U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2017 Market Report: Utilities announce big wind power deals American Electric Power (AEP), … Continue reading Wind energy: Top four trends from the third quarter

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US wind power under construction or in development nears 30 GW

The roster of U.S. wind projects under construction and in advanced development as of the end of the third quarter of 2017 has reached 29,634 megawatts (MW), the highest level since this statistic was first measured at the beginning of 2016, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) out today. … Continue reading US wind power under construction or in development nears 30 GW

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Report by competing energy sources ignores renewable energy technology advances

A recent report by consulting firm IHS Markit misses recent technological advances that have drastically reduced the cost of renewable energy while also enabling wind and solar to provide essential grid reliability services, in many cases better than conventional power plants. The report, which was commissioned by the Nuclear Energy Institute, Edison Electric Institute, and the … Continue reading Report by competing energy sources ignores renewable energy technology advances

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On Block Island, offshore wind energy ushers in a new time

Molly Seltzer is a George Washington University Shapiro Traveling Fellow. Her photojournalistic project, Electric America, documents the American energy landscape. Life on Block Island runs a couple of minutes slower than on the mainland. But “island time” does not refer to the leisurely pace of the island lifestyle, but rather to the quality of the … Continue reading On Block Island, offshore wind energy ushers in a new time

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