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Opportunities during US offshore wind power development

AWEA and the University of Delaware’s Special Initiative on Offshore Wind partner to help the public more easily participate in the existing federal feedback process. As momentum to build large-scale U.S. offshore wind farms continues, a new guide released today will increase public transparency into the federal regulatory process governing offshore wind energy development. The … Continue reading Opportunities during US offshore wind power development

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New guide shows stakeholder engagement opportunities during offshore wind power development

It’s an exciting time for offshore wind—states up and down the East Coast have upped the ante in their offshore wind commitments, and there’s also significant action on the West Coast and in the Great Lakes.  As offshore wind’s promise comes to fruition, public feedback, during planning and through construction and operation, will become increasingly … Continue reading New guide shows stakeholder engagement opportunities during offshore wind power development

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Migratory birds and wind energy: Looking at reality

Last week, several House lawmakers introduced a bill that would reform the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The ensuing debate sure to arise provides an excellent opportunity to lay some facts on the table about wind energy’s wholistic impact on birds. Wind Energy Provides Benefits to migratory birds The truth is wind is the most … Continue reading Migratory birds and wind energy: Looking at reality

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10 wind energy trends from the 2010’s

As we close the books on the 2010’s, it’s a good time to take stock of an incredible decade for American wind power. From humble beginnings at the start of the decade, U.S. wind energy grew into a 50-state industry that plays a major role in supplying affordable, reliable, clean energy for millions of families … Continue reading 10 wind energy trends from the 2010’s

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Removing obstacles for responsibly expanding wind energy

Demand for energy can put enormous stress on the environment, habitats and the wildlife that lives there. The wind energy industry is proud of its legacy as a source of low-impact electricity that is leading the way in providing conservation benefits to wildlife and ecosystems. Every year, the wind industry displaces 43 million cars’ worth … Continue reading Removing obstacles for responsibly expanding wind energy

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AWEA Applauds Extension of Wind Energy Production Tax Credit

The President recently signed into law a spending and tax bill that includes an extension of the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) for one year. The bill also raises the value of the PTC to 1.5 cents/kilowatt hour. AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan offered the following statement: “This bipartisan bill is a major win for … Continue reading AWEA Applauds Extension of Wind Energy Production Tax Credit

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Setting the record straight on President Trump’s recent wind comments

This weekend, the President made a series of inaccurate statements about wind energy while omitting the many benefits it brings to communities throughout the country, particularly in the Midwest. A number of media outlets have already fact-checked the President’s remarks, but here’s a quick rundown of reality. Wind energy is not expensive Wind is now … Continue reading Setting the record straight on President Trump’s recent wind comments

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Trump on wind energy: “I’ve studied it more than anyone but I don’t understand any of that”

President Donald Trump renewed his attacks on wind energy at a rally held last Saturday in front of the pro-Trump student organization “Turning Point USA”. Trump resorted to criticizing wind turbines after speaking ill of the New Green Agreement, the proposal of left-wing Democrats to address climate change and inequality in the US. Trump argued … Continue reading Trump on wind energy: “I’ve studied it more than anyone but I don’t understand any of that”

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AWEA and Alliance for Clean Energy New York urge Governor Cuomo to support carbon pricing as model for the nation

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the Alliance for Clean Energy New York (ACE NY) today urged New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to support an innovative, first-in-the-nation proposal to account for the cost of carbon emissions in New York’s wholesale electricity markets, which would be the most cost effective way to meet the state’s … Continue reading AWEA and Alliance for Clean Energy New York urge Governor Cuomo to support carbon pricing as model for the nation

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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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Wind energy expansion and birds of prey

As a carbon-free energy source, wind power is a leading climate change solution. And that’s important to countless species threatened by a warming planet. For example, the National Audubon Society finds two-thirds of North American birds are at risk of extinction due to climate change. Wind also helps cut smog-creating air pollution from sulfur dioxides … Continue reading Wind energy expansion and birds of prey

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The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement regarding Elizabeth Warren’s “Blue New Deal” Plan

“Policies like those proposed in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s ‘Blue New Deal’ will play an important role in growing offshore wind into the next major homegrown energy source. Offshore wind will create thousands of jobs and a new American supply chain and will revitalize coastal and port communities – all while supplying clean energy to many … Continue reading The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement regarding Elizabeth Warren’s “Blue New Deal” Plan

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AWEA board chair Rob Caldwell samples life in the “elevated office”

AWEA board Chair and Senior Vice President, Energy Renewables & Business Development, at Duke Energy Renewables recently tried life at the “elevated office.” Rob made the climb thousands of wind technicians across the country make every day by trekking to the top of a turbine. It’s an eye-opening experience that helps anyone better understand a … Continue reading AWEA board chair Rob Caldwell samples life in the “elevated office”

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OEM leaders from wind, solar and storage come together to discuss what’s next

AWEA’s just-completed Clean Energy Executive Summit is a one-stop shop to gather intel on the latest clean energy trends. At this year’s conference, attendees learned about current projections and industry forecasts, followed by a discussion of leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of wind, solar and storage technologies. These leaders spanned the pan-renewable spectrum and came … Continue reading OEM leaders from wind, solar and storage come together to discuss what’s next

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Tax policy parity with other sectors critical to meet consumer demand for wind energy

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement applauding the release of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act by Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA), Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. The legislation includes an extension of the Wind Production Tax Credit (PTC) at 60% for five years … Continue reading Tax policy parity with other sectors critical to meet consumer demand for wind energy

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Robert Bryce continues pushing anti wind energy fallacies

Robert Bryce has a long history of promoting untruths about renewable energy. So much so that more than 50 journalists and educators once submitted a petition to then-New York Times Public Editor Arthur Brisbane, imploring the paper to call out the special interest funding ties of op-ed writers. They used Robert Bryce as their poster … Continue reading Robert Bryce continues pushing anti wind energy fallacies

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Winter is coming, Cold-related injury prevention awareness in wind energy

As winter approaches temperatures are dropping. It’s essential to be aware of cold-related injuries. According to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), workers who are exposed to extreme cold or work in cold environments may be at risk of cold stress and cold-related injuries. Extreme cold weather is a dangerous situation that can … Continue reading Winter is coming, Cold-related injury prevention awareness in wind energy

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The Wind Energy Wildlife Research Fund

In November 2018, the AWEA Board passed a resolution in support of creating the Wind Wildlife Research Fund (WWRF), an innovative initiative to pool industry investment and resources to support research on some of the most critical wind-wildlife issues. The Fund was launched in January, and its first year has been a success. The Fund … Continue reading The Wind Energy Wildlife Research Fund

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Saluting America’s wind power veterans: Teaching the next generation

This Veterans Day we want to thank the thousands of wind workers who have served our country. Your teamwork, knowledge and dedication help make wind’s American success story possible. The skills veterans develop while serving make them perfect candidates for careers in wind—U.S. wind power is proud to hire veterans at a rate 67 percent … Continue reading Saluting America’s wind power veterans: Teaching the next generation

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