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BOEM draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Vineyard offshore wind farm

Laura Morton, AWEA’s Senior Director for Offshore Wind Policy and Regulatory Affairs, provided public testimony this afternoon on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) draft supplemental environmental impact statement for the Vineyard Wind offshore wind project. The project would be the country’s first large-scale offshore wind farm. It would open the doors to a … Continue reading BOEM draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Vineyard offshore wind farm

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Broad Energy Industry Coalition Encourages PJM to Continue to Examine Carbon Pricing in its Electricity Market

s U.S. policymakers look for cost-effective ways to tackle climate change, a diverse coalition of power generators, trade associations, and think tanks last week sent a letter encouraging PJM to continue its examination of the policy options and implications of carbon pricing in its market. The request comes at a time when many states in … Continue reading Broad Energy Industry Coalition Encourages PJM to Continue to Examine Carbon Pricing in its Electricity Market

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Recommendations

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement supporting the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis recommendations on climate policies.  “We commend the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis for taking this comprehensive approach to climate-related legislation. This report underlines the top methods by which the U.S. should pursue policy solutions … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Recommendations

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on GREEN Act

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement applauding the release of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act by Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA), Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, and Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA), Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on GREEN Act

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Why McDonald’s is powering up with wind energy

Last year, McDonald‘s joined a growing list of many of the world’s largest companies deciding to power their stores, factories and data centers with wind energy. AWEA’s recent Wind Powers American Business report dives into this full-fledged trend, but for some one-on-one background on why companies are spurred in this direction, I recently spoke with … Continue reading Why McDonald’s is powering up with wind energy

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on H.R. 2

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after House leadership introduced H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act. “AWEA applauds House leadership for recognizing the key role that renewable energy plays in American infrastructure development, especially as our economy strives to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. Federal credits for renewable energy sources … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on H.R. 2

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Coalition Applauds FERC Decision to Hold Carbon Pricing Discussion

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) on Wednesday seized a timely opportunity to facilitate a conversation on how competitive power markets can cost-effectively achieve carbon emissions reduction goals, says the Carbon Price Coalition, a diverse group of power generators, trade associations and think tank experts that in April called on FERC to explore the issue. … Continue reading Coalition Applauds FERC Decision to Hold Carbon Pricing Discussion

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Keeping the wind energy workforce safe: Cloth face coverings help prevent COVID-19 spread

Cloth face coverings can help slow the spread of COVID-19 and help those who may have the virus but don’t know it from transmitting it to others. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery … Continue reading Keeping the wind energy workforce safe: Cloth face coverings help prevent COVID-19 spread

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Highlights from the Wind Energy Powers American Business report

Many of the businesses across the country that power our everyday lives are increasingly choosing wind energy to power their operations. Once a niche market, corporate customers now routinely represent 40 percent or more of announced wind power contracts in a given year and are some of the most sought-after customers by wind project developers. … Continue reading Highlights from the Wind Energy Powers American Business report

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Corporate Customers Buying Record Amount of American Wind Power

Businesses purchased a record amount of U.S. wind power last year. In total, corporate buyers have signed contracts for nearly 17,000 megawatts (MW) of U.S. wind energy, enough to power more than five million American homes. Commercial and industrial companies bought 4,447 megawatts (MW) of U.S. wind capacity last year, setting a new record for … Continue reading Corporate Customers Buying Record Amount of American Wind Power

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AWEA, BNOW, NOIA Statements on Vineyard Wind Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Business Network for Offshore Wind (BNOW), and National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) are united in commending BOEM for issuing the statement on schedule, especially as the agency had to adapt to new workplace realities due to COVID-19. The three organizations released the following comments on the draft:  The Bureau … Continue reading AWEA, BNOW, NOIA Statements on Vineyard Wind Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

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CLEANPOWER 2020 brings industry together, virtually

While the utility-scale renewable industry wasn’t able to meet in Denver this year, that didn’t stop us from coming together for a valuable, shared experience during a challenging time. The CLEANPOWER 2020 Stronger Together Virtual Event consisted of the Clean Power Decade webinar, live streamed general sessions and unique networking opportunities. The event kicked off … Continue reading CLEANPOWER 2020 brings industry together, virtually

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U.S. Renewable and Clean Energy Industries Set Sights on Market Majority

For the first time, the American wind energy, solar, hydropower, and storage associations have come together to announce a shared vision of renewables reaching a majority of U.S. electricity generation by 2030. Within a decade, more than half of the electricity generated in the U.S. will come from clean, renewable resources supported by energy storage, … Continue reading U.S. Renewable and Clean Energy Industries Set Sights on Market Majority

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on IRS Safe Harbor Guidance

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided one additional year of safe harbor flexibility for wind projects that began construction in 2016 and 2017, in order to help address the significant short-term challenges associated with COVID-19. “We applaud the Administration for taking this critical … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on IRS Safe Harbor Guidance

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Outgoing AWEA board chair Rob Caldwell reflects on a 40-year energy career

After 40 years in the power generation business, Rob Caldwell has seen a lot of change—technologies improve, customer preferences evolve, and policy drivers adapt to reflect the will of the people. As his tenure as AWEA Board Chair comes to a close and he nears retirement as President of Duke Energy Renewables, I had a … Continue reading Outgoing AWEA board chair Rob Caldwell reflects on a 40-year energy career

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#AmericanWindWeek 2020: Wind Energy Builds the Future

August is fast approaching, and that means it’s time to start planning for #AmericanWindWeek 2020, happening August 9-15. And to get your creative juices flowing, we’re happy to announce this year’s theme: Wind Builds the Future. There are so many ways wind is building a better, cleaner future for all Americans: The wind workforce is … Continue reading #AmericanWindWeek 2020: Wind Energy Builds the Future

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U.S. Wind power Industry Delivers Strong First Quarter

The US wind industry installed over 1,800 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity in the first quarter, while the volume of projects under construction set a new record, according to the newly released Wind Powers America First Quarter Report 2020. The American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) report reveals that U.S. project developers installed more than double … Continue reading U.S. Wind power Industry Delivers Strong First Quarter

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The U.S. wind energt industry installed over 1,800 megawatts in first quarter, but the coronavirus remains a risk

The first quarter of 2020 saw the U.S. wind power industry install more than 1,800 megawatts (MW) of new capacity, a report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has revealed. According to the AWEA’s report, 11 new wind farm projects with a total capacity of 1,821 MW commenced operations in the first three months … Continue reading The U.S. wind energt industry installed over 1,800 megawatts in first quarter, but the coronavirus remains a risk

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American wind power supports COVID-19 relief efforts in communities across the country

Our society and economy continue to grapple with the unprecedented challenges COVID-19 presents. Ensuring the wind energy workforce’s safety and protecting U.S. wind jobs remains the top priority, and when the economy can safely reopen, wind power stands ready to play a leading role in the recovery. However, communities across the country are struggling right … Continue reading American wind power supports COVID-19 relief efforts in communities across the country

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New Michael Moore-backed documentary full of errors, fundamentally misunderstands electric system

A new Michael Moore-backed documentary has been released that examines the climate crisis and the lack of progress made so far in combating the problem. Unfortunately, and somewhat strangely, the filmmakers chose to focus much of their attention erroneously critiquing a leading climate solution—renewable energy. The reality is wind and solar today are already avoiding … Continue reading New Michael Moore-backed documentary full of errors, fundamentally misunderstands electric system

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