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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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Saluting America’s wind power veterans: Wind brings stability

Steven Valentine is a Wind Tech 2 at Clearway Energy’s Elbow Creek Wind project in Big Springs, Texas. He is a U.S. Army veteran. I was still a new aircraft mechanic working at a tiny airport when 9/11 happened. The impact was felt all over the country for years. For those of us working in … Continue reading Saluting America’s wind power veterans: Wind brings stability

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AWEA hires Missouri utilities commissioner to facilitate further wind power growth in America’s “Wind Belt”

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced the hire of former Missouri Public Services Commissioner Daniel Hall to help facilitate the further expansion of wind power throughout the Midwest. In his new role of Central Region Director, Electricity and Transmission Policy, Hall will lead AWEA’s transmission and wholesale electricity markets work in the region. … Continue reading AWEA hires Missouri utilities commissioner to facilitate further wind power growth in America’s “Wind Belt”

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The first 100 GW of wind energy and what it brought to America

U.S. wind power has just achieved a major milestone: 100 gigawatts (GW) of installed capacity. American innovation, a pioneering spirit, and the hard work of the country’s 114,000 wind workers made this progress possible. Let’s take a moment to reflect on how we got here, and what this has meant for the country. The American … Continue reading The first 100 GW of wind energy and what it brought to America

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US wind power reaches milestone 100 gigawatts, 46 gigawatts more on the way

Additional key findings of the US wind energy industry third quarter 2019 report include: Strongest third quarter for wind farm installations on record with 1,927 MW newly online; Near-term wind advanced development pipeline reaches record 46.5 GW; Nearly 6,000 MW of offshore wind turbines projects in advanced development. There are now more than 100 gigawatts … Continue reading US wind power reaches milestone 100 gigawatts, 46 gigawatts more on the way

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AWEA statement supporting the introduction of the bipartisan Wind Energy Research and Development Act

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement applauding the introduction of the bipartisan Wind Energy Research and Development Act by Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) “AWEA applauds the bipartisan efforts of Senators Tina Smith (D-Minn.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) on the introduction of the Wind Energy Research and Development … Continue reading AWEA statement supporting the introduction of the bipartisan Wind Energy Research and Development Act

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AWEA statement supporting the creation of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, led by Senators Braun (R-IN) and Coons (D-DE)

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement supporting the creation of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, led by Senators Mike Braun (R-IN) and Chris Coons (D-DE): “We commend Senators Braun and Coons for forming the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, which is a great step toward achieving meaningful climate legislation,” said … Continue reading AWEA statement supporting the creation of the bipartisan Senate Climate Solutions Caucus, led by Senators Braun (R-IN) and Coons (D-DE)

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What does the future hold for Colorado wind energy?

Colorado has world-class wind and solar resources, growing consumer demand for renewable energy and the political leadership to drive investments in clean energy. The stage is set to dramatically expand on Colorado’s near 4,000 megawatts (MW) of wind and over 1,000 MW of solar PV systems as it fulfills a 100 percent clean energy vision. … Continue reading What does the future hold for Colorado wind energy?

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The Wind energy Wildlife Research Fund

This is a guest post from Kyle Boudreaux, NextEra Energy Resources and Chair of the Wind Wildlife Research Fund Advisory Council. Continuous innovation and creative thinking are characteristics that define American wind power. A prime example of this is the Wind Wildlife Research Fund, a proactive approach led by the wind industry to achieve a … Continue reading The Wind energy Wildlife Research Fund

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Sen. Markey receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

AWEA presents awards to Members of Congress who exemplify America’s leadership and support for wind power. Senator Ed Markey (D-Mass.) has been named a U.S. Wind Champion for the 116th Congress by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) at an event hosted at Ørsted North America’s office in Boston. AWEA presents U.S. Wind Champion Awards … Continue reading Sen. Markey receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

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New York Independent System Operator’s carbon pricing proposal would be an economic win for New York

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) applauded the New York Independent System Operator’s (NYISO) proposal to incorporate the social cost of carbon into the wholesale price of electricity. Today, NYISO released a new study which concludes that, “A carbon price in NYISO’s competitive wholesale power markets can help deliver New York’s clean-energy transition in faster, … Continue reading New York Independent System Operator’s carbon pricing proposal would be an economic win for New York

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Realizing the promise of offshore wind energy

Offshore wind is still a young industry in the U.S., but that’s rapidly changing. Interest has exploded in the three years since the Block Island Wind Farm became the first U.S. offshore wind project to come online. Now the second project, a 12 megawatt (MW) Dominion Energy wind farm, recently began construction off Virginia’s coast, … Continue reading Realizing the promise of offshore wind energy

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AWEA launches new worker safety campaign

The American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) October 2019 Safety Campaign, Take a Hand in Safety, Protect These Tools, focuses on hand safety awareness for wind energy workers and equips them with the knowledge they need to work safely and efficiently. With a record amount of wind power capacity under development in the U.S. and a … Continue reading AWEA launches new worker safety campaign

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Connecticut and Virginia lead a huge month for offshore wind power

For the past several years, states up and down the East Coast have jockeyed for position as U.S. offshore wind leaders. This month, Connecticut and Virginia took turns dominating the headlines. Connecticut makes waves Earlier this summer, Connecticut passed legislation authorizing the purchase of up to 2,000 megawatts (MW) of offshore wind—enough to meet 30 … Continue reading Connecticut and Virginia lead a huge month for offshore wind power

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AWEA’s October Safety Campaign is here

October is just around the corner, and that means it’s time for AWEA’s annual safety campaign! This year, we’re Taking a Hand in Safety. Hand injuries can be life-altering. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, an estimated 110,000 workers suffer lost-time hand injuries each year in the United States, and 70 percent of workers … Continue reading AWEA’s October Safety Campaign is here

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Wind powers National Clean Energy Week 2019

American Wind Week is still in the rearview mirror, but now it’s time to celebrate the full range of clean energy technologies during National Clean Energy Week. Groups across the energy sector are highlighting the ways American ingenuity is delivering clean energy to families and businesses across the country. With energy affordability and climate solutions … Continue reading Wind powers National Clean Energy Week 2019

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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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