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Setting the record straight on wind energy after the final 2020 Presidential Debate

Last night was the final Presidential Debate in the 2020 election, and notably climate change for the first time was announced as an official topic prior to the event. That led to an illuminating discussion about renewable energy, and unfortunately, a series of incorrect statements about wind energy from President Trump. At this point, it’s … Continue reading Setting the record straight on wind energy after the final 2020 Presidential Debate

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October Safety Campaign: Realizing the importance of dynamic stretching

We’re half-way through AWEA’s annual October safety campaign, “Stand Tall.” This year we’re focusing on sprains and strains from working in the?nacelle. Soft tissue injuries– sprains and strains– may be sudden (acute) or long-standing (chronic). The symptoms of a sprain or strain may include pain?, swelling?, stiffness?, and reduced efficiency of function. Dynamic stretching is … Continue reading October Safety Campaign: Realizing the importance of dynamic stretching

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act, which includes national targets for offshore wind development:  “On behalf of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), our thanks go to House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Grijalva; Water, Oceans, & Wildlife Subcommittee … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act

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AWEA Comment on FERC Carbon Pricing Policy Statement

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following comment after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) put out a policy statement on state-determined carbon pricing in wholesale markets. “AWEA applauds FERC for issuing a bipartisan policy statement related to its timely and pivotal recent technical conference on carbon pricing in organized markets. An overwhelming … Continue reading AWEA Comment on FERC Carbon Pricing Policy Statement

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Hydropower to help integrate wind power and solar energy resources

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after the U.S. hydropower industry and environmental and conservation organizations agreed to increase collaboration on decarbonizing the nation’s electric grid, while protecting America’s waterways. AWEA this year partnered with America’s hydropower, solar, and energy storage industries as part of a shared vision of renewables … Continue reading Hydropower to help integrate wind power and solar energy resources

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Offshore Wind Energy: Building the future

U.S. offshore wind power is set to take off within the next decade. America’s shores possess world-class wind resources that represent a once-in-a-generation economic opportunity. AWEA’s U.S. Offshore Wind Power Economic Impact Assessment finds offshore wind will attract $57 billion investment into the U.S. economy and deliver up to 83,000 well-paying U.S. jobs by 2030. … Continue reading Offshore Wind Energy: Building the future

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Energy agencies’ analysis concludes extreme, climate-related heat wave and a lack of planning were the primary causes of California’s August power outages

The American Wind Energy Association of California (AWEA-California) released this statement today on behalf of Director Danielle Osborn Mills, following the release by the CAISO, CPUC, and CEC of their preliminary root cause analysis of the August 14th and August 15th rolling blackouts: “The root cause analysis provides a thorough overview of the causes of the … Continue reading Energy agencies’ analysis concludes extreme, climate-related heat wave and a lack of planning were the primary causes of California’s August power outages

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Tim Hayes receives AWEA’s 2020 Andrew Linehan Award for Environmental Excellence

Tim Hayes, Environmental Director for Duke Energy Renewables, received the Andrew Linehan Award for Environmental Excellence at the AWEA’s annual Wind Project Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference, held virtually on September 30 – October 2, 2020. The Linehan Awards was established in 2010 in honor of Andy Linehan after he passed away after a long … Continue reading Tim Hayes receives AWEA’s 2020 Andrew Linehan Award for Environmental Excellence

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October Safety Campaign: Stand Tall

The calendar flips to October today, and that means it’s time for AWEA’s annual safety campaign. This year the theme is “Stand Tall,” with a focus on sprains and strains from working in the nacelle. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), most-common non-fatal workplace injuries in 2019 were sprains, strains, and tears (approximately 35 incidents … Continue reading October Safety Campaign: Stand Tall

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American Wind Energy Association Launches Sixth Annual Safety Campaign

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today kicks off the U.S. wind industry’s annual safety campaign. Stand Tall, this year’s October campaign, will focus on sprains and strains. With a record 120,000 Americans employed in bringing affordable, clean wind energy to communities across the country, workplace safety is more important than ever. AWEA’s safety data … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Launches Sixth Annual Safety Campaign

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American Offshore Wind Power: Revitalizing Local Communities

National Clean Energy Week is the perfect time to spotlight the next major source of American power: Offshore Wind.  The growing U.S. offshore wind industry has demonstrated its resilience amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. This summer, the first two wind turbines of the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project were installed off the coast of Virginia. Developed … Continue reading American Offshore Wind Power: Revitalizing Local Communities

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Six Facts to Know About American Wind Power During National Clean Energy Week, Climate Week NYC

Fresh off AWEA’s celebration of American Wind Week 2020 in August, today marks both the beginning of National Clean Energy Week (NCEW) and Climate Week NYC.  Established in 2017, NCEW is a nonpartisan week of virtual activities that highlights the value and benefits of clean energy for families and businesses across America.  This year’s NCEW … Continue reading Six Facts to Know About American Wind Power During National Clean Energy Week, Climate Week NYC

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on Business Roundtable Climate Change Policy Announcement

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released this statement after the corporate leaders at the Business Roundtable announced new principles and policies to address climate change, including support for market-based climate solutions:  “We applaud the Business Roundtable and its corporate leadership for embracing the need for a comprehensive and market-based approach to address climate change. … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on Business Roundtable Climate Change Policy Announcement

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Renewable energy providers applaud Governor Newsom’s call to “fast-track” California’s clean energy plans amidst record heat waves and fires

The American Wind Energy Association of California (AWEA-California) released this statement today on behalf of Director Danielle Osborn Mills, following the announcement by Governor Newsom that he intends to “fast-track” the state’s clean energy transition in the wake of this summer’s heat waves and fires.  The state currently has a goal, established by SB 100 … Continue reading Renewable energy providers applaud Governor Newsom’s call to “fast-track” California’s clean energy plans amidst record heat waves and fires

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Fast action by California leadership can keep state on track for clean energy future and prevent future blackouts

We all know that electricity is a necessity and not a luxury—access to reliable, affordable power is the lifeblood of our economy. Our healthcare systems, commerce, our own homes and so much more depend on it. We need to treat California’s recent rolling blackouts as a call to action to build a 21st century renewable … Continue reading Fast action by California leadership can keep state on track for clean energy future and prevent future blackouts

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California renewable energy providers urge State investments in a more diverse, reliable mix of clean energy to prevent future capacity shortfalls

he American Wind Energy Association of California (AWEA-California) released this statement today on behalf of Director Danielle Osborn Mills, following this week’s rotating power outages in California. “California’s goal is to shift to 100% clean energy over the next 25 years while providing electricity safely, reliably, and affordably. Renewable energy has demonstrated for more than a … Continue reading California renewable energy providers urge State investments in a more diverse, reliable mix of clean energy to prevent future capacity shortfalls

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California blackouts a policy failure, not a technological one

We all know that electricity is a necessity and not a luxury—access to reliable, affordable power is the lifeblood of our economy. Our healthcare systems, commerce, our own homes and so much more depend on it. We need to treat California’s recent rolling blackouts as a call to action to build a 21st century renewable … Continue reading California blackouts a policy failure, not a technological one

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AWEA’s Resource Assessment & Siting Conferences go virtual

Adaptability is key as we navigate the country’s rapidly changing environment. As an industry, it’s imperative that we move forward while taking all the necessary precautions. That includes staying up to date on recent advances and critical issues affecting the wind industry, continuing to broaden our education, and maintaining and expanding our network. In case you missed it, … Continue reading AWEA’s Resource Assessment & Siting Conferences go virtual

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The U.S. wind industry installed over 2,500 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity in the second quarter of 2020

The U.S. wind industry installed over 2,500 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity in the second quarter of 2020, bringing total American capacity to nearly 110,000 MW, according to the newly released Wind Powers America Second Quarter Report 2020. The American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) report reveals that many U.S. wind developers managed to … Continue reading The U.S. wind industry installed over 2,500 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity in the second quarter of 2020

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#AmericanWindWeek 2020: We are wind

Chris Brown is AWEA’s Board Chair and President, Vestas North America Nearly 40 years ago, Vestas sold its first turbine in North America. Almost 30 years ago, Congress prioritized renewable energy development when they passed the Production Tax Credit (PTC) into law. Twenty years ago, California was the leader in wind installations. Ten years ago, … Continue reading #AmericanWindWeek 2020: We are wind

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