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Dominion Energy plans America’s largest offshore wind farm

Wind energy proposal could help grow Virginia’s economy and meet ambitious renewable energy goals set this week by Governor Northam.  Dominion Energy’s proposal to build the single largest offshore wind project in the U.S. presents a huge economic opportunity for the State of Virginia, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) said today.   “We applaud … Continue reading Dominion Energy plans America’s largest offshore wind farm

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CLEANPOWER 2020 conference chairs announced

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced conference chairs for CLEANPOWER 2020 (CP 2020), the new pan-renewable conference and exhibition hub for the U.S. energy industry launching next year. Chris Brown, President of Vestas’ sales and service division in the U.S. and Canada, and Teresa Mogensen, Senior Vice President of Energy Supply at Xcel Energy, … Continue reading CLEANPOWER 2020 conference chairs announced

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Pan-renewable leaders announced as Clean Energy Executive Summit program chairs

AWEA is pleased to announce our 2019 conference program chairs for the Clean Energy Executive Summit: Tristan Grimbert, President & Chief Executive Officer of EDF Renewables and Tom Starrs, Vice President for Market Strategy and Policy at SunPower Corporation. Tristan leads EDF Renewables’ activities throughout North America overseeing three primary business lines: Grid-Scale Power, Asset … Continue reading Pan-renewable leaders announced as Clean Energy Executive Summit program chairs

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AWEA’s Amy Farrell gives remarks at final Politico Reinventing American Energy event

his week Politico and AWEA partnered to hold the third and final installment in our Reinventing American Energy series. While the first two panels focused on transmission and electrification, the capstone session examined clean energy’s future in Congress. You can view the full panel event below: Amy Farrell, AWEA’s Senior Vice President for Government and … Continue reading AWEA’s Amy Farrell gives remarks at final Politico Reinventing American Energy event

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Recognizing sustainability at WINDPOWER 2019

The American Wind Energy Association is pleased to recognize the Nordex Group as our 2019 WINDPOWER Leader in Sustainability! The Nordex Group was one of 24 exhibitors that participated in the WINDPOWER Green Team, making them eligible for this award. Because of Nordex’s tactical partnership with its booth builder to reconfigure and reuse both the … Continue reading Recognizing sustainability at WINDPOWER 2019

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Wrapping up #AmericanWindWeek 2019

That’s a wrap! The third annual #AmericanWindWeek is in the books, and it was another smashing success! From Minnesota to Texas and Washington to Rhode Island, communities celebrated the ways wind powers opportunity. Some big takeaways: There were 41 #AmericanWindWeek events across 21 states.  Over 175 federal, state and local elected officials participated in #AmericanWindWeek … Continue reading Wrapping up #AmericanWindWeek 2019

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Offshore wind energy represents economic opportunity for California

As offshore wind activity heats up on the East Coast, there’s also growing interest in developing floating offshore wind projects off the West Coast. While there are currently no federal wind energy leases on the West Coast, the federal government recently received interest from 14 companies to develop off California’s coast, and the Bureau of … Continue reading Offshore wind energy represents economic opportunity for California

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Balancing conservation and carbon reduction

Wind turbine curtailment is a hot topic because it can have implications for bird and bat conservation while also impacting wind project economics. Curtailment involves stopping wind turbines at certain times or under certain conditions to reduce the likelihood of collisions with protected or at-risk species – primarily bats, but also some raptors. The U.S. … Continue reading Balancing conservation and carbon reduction

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Offshore wind powers the opportunity for a new ocean energy resource

Day 5 of #AmericanWindWeek is here, and today’ we’re celebrating a new ocean energy resource: offshore wind. Interest in offshore wind has exploded in the three years since the Block Island Wind Farm became the first U.S. offshore wind project. States up and down the East Coast have made big commitments to offshore wind, and … Continue reading Offshore wind powers the opportunity for a new ocean energy resource

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Senator Boozman Visits LM Wind Power Production Plant in Recognition of American Wind Week

U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR), member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, visited the LM Wind Power Little Rock plant on Wednesday to watch production of the giant turbine blades that drive wind farms throughout the region. The plant is an example of the good manufacturing jobs that wind power is bringing … Continue reading Senator Boozman Visits LM Wind Power Production Plant in Recognition of American Wind Week

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#AmericanWindWeek: Wind power’s opportunity for veterans

Welcome to Day 4 of #AmericanWindWeek! Today, we’re saluting the many veterans who play an integral role in wind energy’s American success story. Wind is powering career opportunities for the men and women who serve our country. Our country’s brave servicemen and women make us proud. Many of them selflessly enlisted in the armed forces … Continue reading #AmericanWindWeek: Wind power’s opportunity for veterans

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Wind powers opportunities for job creation

Welcome to Day 3 of #AmericanWindWeek! Today we’re celebrating wind-powered career opportunities– wind is helping workers in all 50 states pursue the American Dream! A record 114,000 Americans now work in wind. In the last five years, the country has added over 64,000 wind jobs, and right now wind turbine technician is the second fastest growing … Continue reading Wind powers opportunities for job creation

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Wind powers opportunity in our everyday lives

Welcome to Day 2 of #AmericanWindWeek! Today we’re focusing on the ways wind powers opportunity in our everyday lives—the products and services we use and the stores we visit are increasingly powered by wind energy. A lot of times, we don’t even think about all the ways electricity touches our lives. When we flip the … Continue reading Wind powers opportunity in our everyday lives

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Wind energy powers opportunity in rural America

Our main event for today is at the Iowa State Fair, where candidates for the 2020 Democratic nomination for President will be signing a real wind turbine blade. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, who proclaimed this week #AmericanWeekWeek in his home state, was one of the candidates who signed the blade, alongside AWEA CEO … Continue reading Wind energy powers opportunity in rural America

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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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Wind powers opportunity: American Wind Week 2019 kicks off August 11

America celebrates wind energy leadership at farms, factories, and ports across the nation. This August 11-17 marks the third annual American Wind Week, a national celebration of U.S. leadership in wind energy production that started in 2017 when wind became the country’s largest source of renewable electricity generating capacity. During Wind Week, the American Wind … Continue reading Wind powers opportunity: American Wind Week 2019 kicks off August 11

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American wind power nears 100 gigawatts

Everyone likes a nice, round number, and American wind power is approaching a big one: 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity. AWEA’s just-released U.S. Wind Industry Second Quarter Market Report shows record-breaking, continued growth for the U.S. wind industry. The country added 736 megawatts (MW) of wind capacity to the grid as developers commissioned four … Continue reading American wind power nears 100 gigawatts

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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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WINDPOWER 2019 Conference attendees caught a glimpse of the multi-tech trade show future

Attendees of the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2019 caught a glimpse of the future as the biggest wind energy conference in the Western Hemisphere announced its next evolution to become CLEANPOWER—an even bigger opportunity for companies in wind, solar and storage to learn and do business across the utility-scale power sector.  A new … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2019 Conference attendees caught a glimpse of the multi-tech trade show future

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