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New Jersey jumps into offshore wind energy

In the race for offshore wind leadership playing out up and down the east coast, New Jersey just made a big move—the Garden State’s Board of Public Utilities has approved the country’s largest single offshore wind power solicitation. The Board is seeking 1,100 megawatts (MW) of new offshore wind farm capacity. Since taking office earlier … Continue reading New Jersey jumps into offshore wind energy

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Fort Benning launches new wind energy technician training program for veterans

At Fort Benning, Georgia, American wind power is helping the U.S. Army secure competitive, productive and well-paying careers for its veterans.   Earlier this summer, the Fort Benning Career Skills Program launched a new course to help transition soldiers and veterans to jobs in wind energy and other renewable industries.   In partnership with Airstream Renewables Inc., … Continue reading Fort Benning launches new wind energy technician training program for veterans

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Rep. Welch receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) named Rep. Welch (D-Vt.) a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress at a September 6th event hosted by Avangrid Renewables, a leading renewable energy company with a portfolio that spans 22 states. AWEA’s U.S. Wind Champion Awards recognize select members of the 115th Congress who have taken action … Continue reading Rep. Welch receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

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Rep. Welch receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) named Rep. Welch (D-Vt.) a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress at a September 6th event hosted by Avangrid Renewables, a leading renewable energy company with a portfolio that spans 22 states. AWEA’s U.S. Wind Champion Awards recognize select members of the 115th Congress who have taken action … Continue reading Rep. Welch receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

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Wind energy continues growing while costs continue falling

Right on the heels of the second-annual American Wind Week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) released its latest Wind Technologies Market Report today. The report confirms a bright future for American wind power, thanks to continuing cost declines resulting from improvements in the cost and performance of wind power technologies; … Continue reading Wind energy continues growing while costs continue falling

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AWEA signs the Transportation Electrification Accord

Today, AWEA joins Fortune 500 companies, including automakers and electric utilities, consumer advocates, labor groups, and other organizations to sign the Transportation Electrification Accord. We couldn’t be more excited to join this diverse and growing list of companies and organizations working to evolve our transportation sector in a manner that not only provides economic and … Continue reading AWEA signs the Transportation Electrification Accord

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American Wind Energy Association on California statement on California’s SB 100 and further legislation

The following is a statement by Tom Kiernan, CEO of American Wind Energy Association on California Senate’s passage of SB 100 and on the need for legislators to pass further legislation on renewable procurement and on regionalization of the electricity market. “California legislative leaders showed their commitment to the environment, their economy, and clean energy … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association on California statement on California’s SB 100 and further legislation

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DOE reports Distributed Wind Energy has surpassed 1 GW

US distributed wind power market surpassed the 1 GW milestone with 81,000 wind turbines generating power across 50 states, according to the 2017 Distributed Wind Market Report released today by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. In 2017, 21 states added 83.7 MW of new distributed wind capacity. Iowa … Continue reading DOE reports Distributed Wind Energy has surpassed 1 GW

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Planning the future of power markets, today

Energy markets are complex and evolving. They require a shared vision among power generators, transmission organizations and utilities for optimal success. AWEA is pleased to host a forum next week in Washington D.C. bringing together thought leaders and policy makers to discuss and debate the future of power markets. The Future Power Market Summit 2018 … Continue reading Planning the future of power markets, today

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Rep. Young receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

The American Wind Energy Association named Rep. David Young (R-Iowa) a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress at an event hosted by MidAmerican Energy Company, headquartered in Des Moines. AWEA is presenting U.S. Wind Champion Awards to members of Congress who have demonstrated strong leadership in support of American wind energy. The award ceremony … Continue reading Rep. Young receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

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Wind energy continues to grow, providing jobs, community value and a solid investment opportunity

Wind energy continues to grow, providing jobs, community value and a solid investment opportunity. Even after 12 years in the renewable energy sector, I find myself looking forward to this year’s AWEA Wind Energy Finance & Investment Conference with excitement and anticipation, as it gives me the opportunity to engage with some of the major … Continue reading Wind energy continues to grow, providing jobs, community value and a solid investment opportunity

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Wind power continues growing while costs continue falling

Right on the heels of the second-annual American Wind Week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) released its latest Wind Technologies Market Report today. The report confirms a bright future for American wind power, thanks to continuing cost declines resulting from improvements in the cost and performance of wind power technologies; … Continue reading Wind power continues growing while costs continue falling

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Wind energy workers be aware of heat-related illness

Temperatures are heating up across the country this summer, and being aware of heat-related illnesses is critical to working safely on a wind farm. According to OSHA, workers exposed to hot indoor environments or hot and humid conditions outdoors are at risk of heat-related illness, especially those doing heavy work tasks or using bulky or … Continue reading Wind energy workers be aware of heat-related illness

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Corporate customers show up for #AmericanWindWeek

As we close out #AmericanWindWeek, it’s been thrilling to see towns, communities, local leaders and wind industry workers gather across the country to celebrate wind power. Importantly, Fortune 500 companies and business leaders also showed up. Corporate purchasers of wind voiced their support nationwide, touting the economic and environmental benefits that wind power brings to … Continue reading Corporate customers show up for #AmericanWindWeek

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Governors and Mayors across the country recognize #AmericanWindWeek

Towns and cities across the country have been holding events this week recognizing America’s wind power leadership, and the conversation has boomed on social media. But governors and mayors from coast to coast have weighed in too. Republican and Democrat lawmakers alike have declared this a week to celebrate wind power. That includes proclamations from … Continue reading Governors and Mayors across the country recognize #AmericanWindWeek

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New York celebrates #AmericanWindWeek

We’re almost through the 2nd annual American Wind Week (August 5th-11th)! Supporters of wind energy across the U.S. launched American Wind Week last year when wind power became the country’s largest source of renewable energy capacity. Today, that leadership is growing with a record amount of wind power under construction at wind farms across America. … Continue reading New York celebrates #AmericanWindWeek

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Wind energy grew faster in New Mexico than in any other state

In 2017, wind energy grew faster in New Mexico than in any other state. Now, the Land of Enchantment has 17 wind projects, 1,005 total turbines, and at least seven additional projects either under development or under construction. The state currently produces enough wind energy to power more than 420,000 homes. Besides industry growth, New … Continue reading Wind energy grew faster in New Mexico than in any other state

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Rep. Blumenauer’s role in shaping U.S. leadership in wind power recognized during American Wind Week

The American Wind Energy Association named Rep. Blumenauer (D-OR) a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress at an August 7 event hosted by Avangrid Renewables, a renewable energy company and employer in the Portland area. AWEA is presenting U.S. Wind Champion Awards to select members of the 115th Congress who have taken action in … Continue reading Rep. Blumenauer’s role in shaping U.S. leadership in wind power recognized during American Wind Week

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Sen. Grassley receives “U.S. Wind Energy Champion Award”

The Senator’s role in securing over 8,000 wind energy jobs in Iowa and forging U.S. leadership in wind power recognized during American Wind Week. Senator Chuck Grassley has been named a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) at an event hosted by Alliant Energy. AWEA is presenting … Continue reading Sen. Grassley receives “U.S. Wind Energy Champion Award”

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American Wind Power Week 2018 kicks off

America celebrates U.S. leadership in wind energy production and the benefits it creates this week as American Wind Week 2018, August 5-11, officially kicks off. Wind power is an affordable, reliable and rapidly growing segment of the U.S. electricity supply that supports jobs in all 50 states. Those benefits help drive broad popular support for … Continue reading American Wind Power Week 2018 kicks off

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