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We’re about to build a Texas-sized amount of wind power

American wind power is in the midst of a Texas-sized boom to start 2017. The industry just posted its best first quarter in eight years, and put up a new turbine every two hours and 24 minutes over the year’s first three months. So what top trends are emerging? Strongest first quarter since 2009 During … Continue reading We’re about to build a Texas-sized amount of wind power

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AWEA CEO Statement on today’s release of President Trump’s proposed FY2018 budget

The following statement was made by Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), on the Trump Administration’s release of its proposed U.S. Government budget for FY2018. “While the administration’s 2018 budget proposes many changes, thanks to strong bipartisan leadership and support in Congress we believe the program has the support it needs … Continue reading AWEA CEO Statement on today’s release of President Trump’s proposed FY2018 budget

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Staying strong through the 2020’s: 16 trends powering wind’s growth

This column originally appeared in the WINDPOWER show daily. In December 2015, a bipartisan deal in Congress gave the U.S. wind industry something it had sought for years: long-term policy certainty. The five-year extension of the Production Tax Credit, retroactive to cover 2015, created a business environment primed for growth and finally put an end … Continue reading Staying strong through the 2020’s: 16 trends powering wind’s growth

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Tristan Grimbert of EDF Renewable Energy elected to chair AWEA board as WINDPOWER 2017 launches in Anaheim

The Board of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) elected Tristan Grimbert of EDF Renewable Energy its chair today as thousands of developers, manufacturers, and suppliers headed to the largest gathering of the wind energy industry in the Western Hemisphere. “As we return to California, birthplace of utility-scale wind power, we’re bringing a brand new … Continue reading Tristan Grimbert of EDF Renewable Energy elected to chair AWEA board as WINDPOWER 2017 launches in Anaheim

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WINDPOWER 2017: What’s happening in Congress?

This guest post was authored by J.C. Sandberg, Director, Global Government Affairs & Policy – Renewable Energy, GE Energy. Next Tuesday at 3:30pm, I’ll be moderating a panel at AWEA’s WINDPOWER conference entitled, “Making the Case for America’s Wind Industry in Congress: Opportunities and Challenges.” We all hear a lot coming out of Washington these … Continue reading WINDPOWER 2017: What’s happening in Congress?

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Five tips to have a fantastic first WINDPOWER

Next week I head to Anaheim, Cal. for my first WINDPOWER Conference! As part of AWEA’s conference team, I’ve had a front row seat to the incredible hard work that goes into this event. And as a marketing staffer, part of my job is to ensure the public knows about the conference and the dozens … Continue reading Five tips to have a fantastic first WINDPOWER

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Renewable groups: our products boost electric grid reliability, security and diversity

“But what happens when the wind doesn’t blow or the sun doesn’t shine?” Four renewable energy groups, including AWEA, sent research to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) yesterday tackling exactly that question. The short answer: grid operators continue doing what they’ve always done: balance changes in supply and demand, with a more reliable electric … Continue reading Renewable groups: our products boost electric grid reliability, security and diversity

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Ingeteam to exhibit at AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 after enjoying steady growth in U.S. market

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it will present its full range of wind energy drive train products at AWEA WIND POWER. Ingeteam reported record performance last year, with deliveries reaching a peak volume of 5 GW of new capacity in 2016 alone, making the Spanish company the world’s … Continue reading Ingeteam to exhibit at AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 after enjoying steady growth in U.S. market

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Wind power offers Oklahoma schools a lifeline during budget cuts

The Oklahoman recently took a look at what the Sooner State’s growing wind industry has meant for rural school districts. Its findings: wind power has made a big difference. Oklahoma has faced steep cuts to its state education budget in recent years, but wind payments have helped bridge the gap for many small-town districts. “We … Continue reading Wind power offers Oklahoma schools a lifeline during budget cuts

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National Business Groups Send U.S. Dept. of Energy Analyses Showing Diverse Energy Sources Protect Electric Reliability

Today four national business groups representing the range of advanced and renewable energy companies in the United States submitted materials to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to inform the energy market study he called for last month. The four groups developed separate analyses, based on existing sources and industry experience, showing that changing energy sources … Continue reading National Business Groups Send U.S. Dept. of Energy Analyses Showing Diverse Energy Sources Protect Electric Reliability

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Maryland makes a play for the offshore wind crown

The Maryland Public Service Commission greenlit two projects yesterday that put the state at the forefront of U.S. offshore wind development. The commission approved offshore renewable energy credits for 368 megawatts of capacity spread across two projects, proposed by U.S. Wind and a subsidiary of Deepwater Wind. The move will allow the financing of both … Continue reading Maryland makes a play for the offshore wind crown

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Maryland becomes an offshore wind power contender with OREC decision

Maryland’s Public Service Commission today awarded offshore wind renewable energy credits (ORECs) to the companies US Wind and Skipjack Offshore Energy, LLC to build wind projects totaling 368 megawatts (MW) of capacity miles off the state’s coast. Completing these projects will generate nearly 10,000 new direct and indirect jobs and $1.8 billion of in-state spending. … Continue reading Maryland becomes an offshore wind power contender with OREC decision

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Energy policy leader Amy Farrell to take helm of government and public affairs for wind energy industry

Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), today announced that Amy L. Farrell, a proven strategist and expert in energy, environmental and regulatory policy, has been named AWEA’s Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs. In this capacity, Farrell will oversee federal regulatory affairs, state policy, public affairs, and industry research. … Continue reading Energy policy leader Amy Farrell to take helm of government and public affairs for wind energy industry

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AWEA’s Community Engagement Seminar series

Ask any wind farm developer, and they’ll tell you the most successful projects are in communities that want them. And a lot of communities do, as there are wind farms in 41 out of 50 states, supporting well-paying jobs and investing billions of dollars in rural communities. But how can we help ensure that happens? … Continue reading AWEA’s Community Engagement Seminar series

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The latest major American city to pledge 100 percent renewables: Atlanta

This week, the Atlanta City Council passed a measure to power the city entirely on renewables by 2035. The move also requires the the transition of all city operations – including powering public buildings – to 100 percent renewable energy by 2025. In doing so, Atlanta became the 27th city – the first in Georgia … Continue reading The latest major American city to pledge 100 percent renewables: Atlanta

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Kansas a first quarter leader in wind energy

Here’s some encouraging news to start your month: the U.S. wind industry just had its best first quarter in eight years. That’s one of the top takeaways from AWEA’s 2017 First Quarter Market Report, and it’s far from the only highlight. The report contains a lot of good news, so let’s get right to it. … Continue reading Kansas a first quarter leader in wind energy

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California legislative leaders call for 100 percent renewable energy

Yesterday, the leader of the California Senate, Kevin de Leon, proposed a bill that would transition California to 100 percent renewable retail electricity. That would improve upon the state’s existing renewable energy standard, which calls for 50 percent renewables by 2030. Under the new legislation the state would hit that target five years early, and … Continue reading California legislative leaders call for 100 percent renewable energy

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Industry groups ask Secretary Perry for study of electricity markets

Three national business associations representing the wind, solar, and broad advanced energy industries have called on U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to “initiate a public process” to gather input to inform the 60-day study he has ordered on electricity markets and reliability. In a letter to Secretary Perry, Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), the American … Continue reading Industry groups ask Secretary Perry for study of electricity markets

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American wind power reports best first quarter since 2009

America’s wind power workforce installed 908 utility-scale turbines in the first quarter of 2017, totaling 2,000 megawatts (MW) of capacity. This is the wind industry’s strongest start in eight years, according to a new report released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). “We switched on more megawatts in the first quarter than in … Continue reading American wind power reports best first quarter since 2009

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Companies have big plans to make more products using renewables

We’ve seen the good news that Fortune 500 companies like General Motors, Facebook, The Home Depot, and now Apple are making smart investments to procure wind energy, realizing long-term price stability and cutting pollution at the same time. But how many more companies are in line to invest? A new report by WWF, Ceres, Calvert … Continue reading Companies have big plans to make more products using renewables

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