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Wind power income become critical for farmers

2.1 million farms cover our country’s rural landscapes, and 99 percent of them are family-owned and operated. And now, a growing number of them host wind turbines. Increasingly, the extra income from wind projects helps keep these farms in the family and the family on the farm, even in uncertain times.  Fluctuating crop prices affect … Continue reading Wind power income become critical for farmers

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How much does it cost to bail out uneconomic power plants?

As the administration continues developing plans to prop up aging, uneconomic coal and nuclear plants, many have wondered what the price tag for consumers would look like. Today, a new report is out from the Brattle Group that gives us a glimpse of what a two-year down payment for bailing out these plants could cost: … Continue reading How much does it cost to bail out uneconomic power plants?

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Coal, nuclear power plant bailout could exceed $34 billion

A new report was released by The Brattle Group, a leading consultant on utility operations and energy markets, analyzing the cost of providing extra financial support to uncompetitive U.S. power plants. The independent assessment was commissioned by a diverse group of energy industry associations representing natural gas, oil, energy efficiency, storage, grid services, solar, wind … Continue reading Coal, nuclear power plant bailout could exceed $34 billion

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American Wind Week 2018: Anywhere the wind blows

Get ready– American Wind Week 2018 (August 5-11) is less than a month away! From barbeques to wind farm tours, a dozen events and counting spanning more than 10 states are in the works. And they all have at least one thing in common—they’ll be celebrating American wind leadership. What kinds of events can we … Continue reading American Wind Week 2018: Anywhere the wind blows

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Free market coalition protests plan to bail out uneconomic power plants

As the administration considers plans to subsidize uneconomic coal and nuclear plants, a broad coalition has opposed the idea. From environmentalists to oil and gas groups and grid operators, many voices have said this is an unnecessary step that would harm American families and businesses. Recently, another coalition emerged. A group of free market organizations– … Continue reading Free market coalition protests plan to bail out uneconomic power plants

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New bill would add vets to the wind energy workforce

Responsibility, technical skills, dedication to the mission, the desire to serve a greater good, and the ability to work as a team– these are all traits found in abundance among America’s veterans. The men and women who served our country have brought these qualities to wind energy jobs across the country, and they’re a huge … Continue reading New bill would add vets to the wind energy workforce

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AWEA statement on FERC order rejecting PJM reforms

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement reacting to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order rejecting two proposals for reforms to PJM, the Mid-Atlantic grid operator. “We see pathways to a positive outcome from FERC’s 3-2 decision, but we will be weighing in heavily with the commissioners and PJM regarding our … Continue reading AWEA statement on FERC order rejecting PJM reforms

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New report highlights clean energy jobs in Colorado, Pennsylvania

Over the past month, E2, a national, nonpartisan business group and partner of the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC), published three jobs reports: Clean Jobs America, Clean Jobs Colorado and Clean Jobs Pennsylvania. Clean Jobs America reported that nearly 3.2 million Americans work in clean energy—in energy efficiency, renewable energy, clean vehicles, and other smaller … Continue reading New report highlights clean energy jobs in Colorado, Pennsylvania

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AWEA statement on Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement endorsing the Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act of 2018, introduced in the Senate today: “AWEA endorses the Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act of 2018 and applauds Senators Tammy Duckworth, Lindsey Graham, and Michael Bennet for their leadership in helping veterans enter the energy … Continue reading AWEA statement on Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act

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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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Name brands ask FERC to improve transmission planning to boost grid resilience

Expanding and upgrading transmission lines is key to unlocking low-cost wind energy resources across America. Transmission projects also deliver significant economic benefits for communities located along the project route and beyond: new lines typically result in hundreds of millions in local economic impact; cost-savings for consumers; hundreds of jobs; and tens of millions of dollars … Continue reading Name brands ask FERC to improve transmission planning to boost grid resilience

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PJM Capacity Auction results offer latest evidence there is no grid reliability emergency

Over the past year, there’s been no shortage of debate about grid reliability, particularly across the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. A growing list of experts have declared the grid reliable. “PJM has been ensuring the reliability of the grid for the last almost 90 years and it continues to do so, said PJM Independent Market Monitor … Continue reading PJM Capacity Auction results offer latest evidence there is no grid reliability emergency

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Wind power boosts local tax revenue across rural America

By now it should come as no surprise that American wind power spurs important economic growth in all 50 states, especially in the rural interior of the country. Each year, the industry invests an average of over $14 billion in new wind projects and pays landowners more than $267 million for hosting wind turbines on … Continue reading Wind power boosts local tax revenue across rural America

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A guide to buying wind power for Fortune 500 companies

Fortune 500 companies and others are setting ambitious targets for renewable energy procurement, and they choose wind power more than any other source. How much wind power are they buying? More than 9,100 megawatts (MW) were purchased through the end of 2017 by corporate and other non-utility customers. That’s more than Oklahoma’s entire installed capacity, … Continue reading A guide to buying wind power for Fortune 500 companies

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New Jersey commits to 3,500 MW of offshore wind power

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed bold legislation that will move the state’s electricity mix to 50 percent renewable by 2030 and codifies the largest commitment to offshore wind power from any state. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) hailed the Garden State for their ambition: “Today Governor Murphy sent an unambiguous signal that New … Continue reading New Jersey commits to 3,500 MW of offshore wind power

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AWEA powers up advocacy with three energy industry veterans

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced three senior hires who expand the Association’s advocacy muscle in federal affairs, public affairs and policy. The trio joins AWEA’s Government and Public Affairs team, led by Senior Vice President Amy Farrell, as the wind industry looks to continue its growth as a major energy provider delivering … Continue reading AWEA powers up advocacy with three energy industry veterans

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No partisan divide on wind support, young Americans overwhelming in preferences

A slew of surveys across 2016 and 2017 found Americans across the board supported the growth of wind energy. Now we have our first evidence from 2018 that this support continues to increase, and that we have a true rarity in today’s political environment coming into focus– there is no meaningful partisan divide in the … Continue reading No partisan divide on wind support, young Americans overwhelming in preferences

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Teaching teamwork, one wind turbine at a time

WINDPOWER isn’t just home to the industry’s established researchers, innovators, and leaders– it also hosts America’s premier collegiate wind energy competition, fostering the next generation of wind industry innovators, engineers and entrepreneurs. And this year the California State University Maritime Academy took home the crown, coming out on top in the field of a dozen … Continue reading Teaching teamwork, one wind turbine at a time

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