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Recapping an impactful Wind Power on Capitol Hill

Last Wednesday was an important day for American wind power at the federal level. Over 160 members of the U.S. wind industry met with almost 250 House and Senate legislators and their staffs. That’s like meeting with nearly half of all of Congress. How did 160 people accomplish this impressive feat? By participating in Wind … Continue reading Recapping an impactful Wind Power on Capitol Hill

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The American Wind Energy Association recognizes industry leaders in operations and safety

Invenergy, Apex Clean Energy, Planet Windpower, Wanzek Construction and Acciona were honored last week at AWEA’s O&M and Safety Conference. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) last week recognized five accomplished individuals and companies as part of its Safety and Health Excellence Recognition and Excellence in Operations programs. Each year, these programs recognize industry leaders … Continue reading The American Wind Energy Association recognizes industry leaders in operations and safety

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The largest wind energy conference in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Houston

AWEA’s 2019 WINDPOWER Conference will highlight how wind and its growing list of partners and allies can, together, power the future with cost-competitive, clean energy. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference is coming to Houston, the energy capital of the world, from May 20-23. 2018 was a historic year as wind power surpassed … Continue reading The largest wind energy conference in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Houston

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Wind industry hires senior Iowa state legislator to advance policy in the “American Wind Belt”

Today, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) announced the hire of Jeff Danielson to lead state policy advocacy efforts across Midwestern and Plains states. In his new role as AWEA’s Central Region Director, Danielson will advocate for pro-growth policies to help wind power expand and meet strong consumer demand for clean energy. Prior to joining … Continue reading Wind industry hires senior Iowa state legislator to advance policy in the “American Wind Belt”

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Report confirms wind energy is a heavy hitter

“Wind is the largest single source of zero-carbon power-generating capacity in the U.S.” This fact and more were revealed yesterday by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy in its 2019 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. AWEA is a proud sponsor of the report and I’m excited to share a few more of … Continue reading Report confirms wind energy is a heavy hitter

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How transmission helped keep the lights on during the Polar Vortex

Tens of millions of Americans experienced record cold weather at the end of January as Arctic air inundated much of the Midwest and Eastern U.S. However, the power system and electricity markets worked as designed, keeping the lights (and heat) on when customers needed it most. And the value of transmission in keeping the grid … Continue reading How transmission helped keep the lights on during the Polar Vortex

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How do corporate wind power deals benefit local communities?

More than ever, companies are looking to power their businesses using wind energy. Across the world, companies more than doubled the renewable energy contracts they signed between 2017 and 2018. And here in the U.S., 2018 was a record year for non-utility wind power deals. Altogether, non-utility buyers in the U.S. have contracted for more … Continue reading How do corporate wind power deals benefit local communities?

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What a first-timer can expect at Wind Power on Capitol Hill

Wind Power on Capitol Hill is the biggest opportunity of the year to meet with your representatives in Congress to advocate for wind energy. And this year, we have some great new opportunities to tell wind’s story. With new members making up over 20 percent of the 116th Congress, we have the chance to educate … Continue reading What a first-timer can expect at Wind Power on Capitol Hill

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Wall Street Journal ed board misses the mark on wind energy

Two is 0.0035 percent of 56,000. And yet the Wall Street Journal decided to characterize an entire industry with a sample size that small—two turbines out of the 56,000 operating in the U.S today. The Journal’s editorial board recently commented on two wind turbines in Falmouth, Mass. and based off these turbines concluded wind isn’t … Continue reading Wall Street Journal ed board misses the mark on wind energy

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Wind power and solar energy align to advance consumer-friendly market and transmission improvements

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) officially launched its new “RTO Advisory Council”, strengthening and formalizing collaborative advocacy efforts between a group of utility-scale solar businesses and the wind industry that began last year. The combined effort, which currently represents over 70 percent of utility-scale wind and solar development, comes at a time when regulators … Continue reading Wind power and solar energy align to advance consumer-friendly market and transmission improvements

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Consumer demand drives record year for wind energy purchases

US wind power industry reports third strongest quarter ever for new capacity installations. It’s a wrap for 2018, and the numbers show a great year for American wind power. AWEA’s U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2018 Market Report reveals that consumer demand combined with policy stability and low, stable prices helped wind power capacity installations … Continue reading Consumer demand drives record year for wind energy purchases

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There are now 96,488 MW of cumulative installed wind energy capacity in the United States

US wind power industry reports third strongest quarter ever for new capacity installations. With a robust pipeline of new wind farms currently under construction or in advanced development, wind power’s strong 2018 is continuing this year. Projects totaling 2,125 MW started construction and a further 3,661 MW entered the advanced development phase in the quarter. … Continue reading There are now 96,488 MW of cumulative installed wind energy capacity in the United States

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Checking in on the Nebraska wind energy boom

Nebraska is in the midst of a wind power boom– it’s one of seven states on track to double its installed wind farm capacity in the coming years. Like many rural communities across the U.S., this has brought wide-ranging benefits to the state. “Wind energy, the fastest-growing source of electricity in the U.S., is transforming … Continue reading Checking in on the Nebraska wind energy boom

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AWEA releases model legislation to guide consumer-friendly electrification

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released model legislation today designed to help states prepare for the consumer-driven electrification boom. The model legislation is based on findings in AWEA’s new study, “A Shared Future: Electrification and Renewable Energy,” also released today. The report offers insights to electricity providers, state legislators, and regulators as they develop … Continue reading AWEA releases model legislation to guide consumer-friendly electrification

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American Wind Energy Association offers guide to electrification policies

The Pew Research Center reported in 2018 that among American adults, 85% supported increased reliance on wind power, including 79% of Republicans and 91% of Democrats. The way we power everyday life in the U.S. is changing. Electric vehicles (EVs) are exploding in popularity. Home heating is becoming electrified. Even New York City is adding … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association offers guide to electrification policies

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Wind Power on Capitol Hill: Help us tell the wind energy story

There’s a new Congress in town, and that means there are a lot of members who haven’t heard the wind story yet. Now it’s our job to educate them, and we need your help. No one can help us tell this story better than the men and women working in American wind power every day. … Continue reading Wind Power on Capitol Hill: Help us tell the wind energy story

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How are utilities changing their electric generating mixes?

As the old saying goes, there’s nothing permanent except change. This certainly holds true for the U.S. energy landscape. It is constantly evolving and renewable energy cost declines, technology advancements, and impending power plant retirements are driving the transition. How can we stay up-to-date on these changes? And more importantly, what role will wind energy … Continue reading How are utilities changing their electric generating mixes?

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New York 9 GW offshore wind power target

The American Wind Energy Association issued the following statement reacting to New York Governor Cuomo’s announcement, which more than triples the state’s offshore wind development target from 2.4 GW by 2030 to 9 GW by 2035. “By more than tripling New York’s already impressive offshore wind goal, Governor Cuomo has redefined offshore wind ambition nationwide,” … Continue reading New York 9 GW offshore wind power target

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Senator Ernst earns recognition from AWEA for advancing Iowa cash crop: wind energy

Senator Joni Ernst has been recognized as a U.S. Wind Champion by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). AWEA presents U.S. Wind Champion Awards to members of Congress from both parties who show consistent and strong leadership in support of the American wind industry and the jobs it creates. “Iowa is a leader in wind … Continue reading Senator Ernst earns recognition from AWEA for advancing Iowa cash crop: wind energy

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Six trends shaping the future of wind energy

2018 may be in the rearview mirror, but let’s take a moment to reflect on another year of incredible progress for American wind power. Wind energy made huge strides across the U.S., from the shores of Massachusetts all the way out to California and dozens of places in between. And that’s good news for families … Continue reading Six trends shaping the future of wind energy

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