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American Wind Energy Association Statement on PJM’s Response to FERC Capacity Market Directive

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement on PJM’s Compliance Filing in response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Capacity Market Reform Directive.   “PJM’s proposal provides the flexibility necessary for renewable resources to demonstrate that they are among the lowest cost and most reliable sources of capacity available today,” … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on PJM’s Response to FERC Capacity Market Directive

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Renewable energy generation jumped 77 percent during 2010’s

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy released its annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook today, and the findings are striking—the 2010’s really were the decade renewable energy went mainstream. In fact, renewable energy generation increased by 77 percent between 2010 and 2019, transforming the way we power American homes and businesses. A clean energy transformation … Continue reading Renewable energy generation jumped 77 percent during 2010’s

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Offshore wind’s once-in-a-generation opportunity

Greg Alvarez We’ve talked a lot in this space about offshore wind’s potential benefits, from job creation to supply chain opportunities and harnessing a new clean energy source next to many of the country’s largest population centers. Now, a first-of-its-kind report measures just how big offshore wind’s windfall could be. New jobs by the thousands … Continue reading Offshore wind’s once-in-a-generation opportunity

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U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Poised for Exponential Growth

The U.S. offshore wind energy industry is set to deliver significant economic benefits over the next decade, according to the new report, U.S. Offshore Wind Power Economic Impact Assessment, released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). In addition to providing clean, affordable, and reliable power, AWEA estimates that developing 30,000 megawatts (MW) of … Continue reading U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Poised for Exponential Growth

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Virginia poised to embrace wind energy future

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) applauds leaders in the Assembly for supporting the measure, which will drive substantial clean energy investments across Virginia. In particular, AWEA thanks Delegate Sullivan and Senator McClellan for their sponsorship of the bill, along with Senator Lucas, Senator Mason, and Delegate Hayes for their forward-thinking emphasis on transitioning Virginia … Continue reading Virginia poised to embrace wind energy future

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Wind power is now the top source of renewable electricity generation in the U.S.

Wind energy is now the top source of renewable electricity generation in the country according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, surpassing hydroelectric generation in 2019 for the first time in history. Annual wind generation totaled 300 million megawatt hours (MWh) in 2019, exceeding hydroelectric generation by 26 million MWh. “The past decade saw a … Continue reading Wind power is now the top source of renewable electricity generation in the U.S.

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Eight companies receive awards for leadership in wind energy operations and safety

The U.S wind power industry today recognized eight companies today for their innovation in the fields of operations and safety at AWEA’s O&M and Safety Conference in San Diego. The award winners include Acciona Energy USA Global, Apex Clean Energy, Duke Energy Renewables, EDF Renewables North America, JMS Wind Energy, Liberty Power, Shermco, and Third … Continue reading Eight companies receive awards for leadership in wind energy operations and safety

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AWEA releases proper lifting techniques guidance

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than one million workers suffer back injuries each year, and back injuries account for one of every five workplace injuries or illnesses. There are many steps you can take to improve the workplace and work practices, making workers safer and more resilient. Understanding body mechanics and how … Continue reading AWEA releases proper lifting techniques guidance

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Safety is a key value for the U.S. wind energy industry

Safety is a key value for the U.S. wind industry, and it’s an area where we’re always striving to do better. Crane operations have emerged as one of those places in need of improvements, and to combat this trend AWEA created the EHS Crane Task Force. Initiated in early 2019, the purpose of the task … Continue reading Safety is a key value for the U.S. wind energy industry

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Wind energy companies, through the Wind Wildlife Research Fund, have announced their 2020 research projects

Wind energy is already the most environmentally friendly way to generate large amounts of electricity, and the U.S. wind industry is striving to improve on its already-strong record of good stewardship. Wind companies representing more than 63 percent of the total installed U.S. wind capacity have invested in the Fund to advance new projects in … Continue reading Wind energy companies, through the Wind Wildlife Research Fund, have announced their 2020 research projects

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Renewable energy generation jumped 77 percent during 2010’s

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy released its annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook today, and the findings are striking—the 2010’s really were the decade renewable energy went mainstream. In fact, renewable energy generation increased by 77 percent between 2010 and 2019, transforming the way we power American homes and businesses. A clean energy transformation … Continue reading Renewable energy generation jumped 77 percent during 2010’s

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Virginia Clean Economy Act Will Drive Job Creation and Position Virginia as an Offshore Wind energy Leader

Legislation to create the Commonwealth’s first Clean Energy Standard was approved today by both the state House and Senate, clearing the way for Governor Ralph Northam’s signature. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today said the bill, the Virginia Clean Economy Act, is a forward-looking plan that will drive the clean energy investment other states … Continue reading Virginia Clean Economy Act Will Drive Job Creation and Position Virginia as an Offshore Wind energy Leader

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AWEA: Department of Interior Schedule for Vineyard Wind’s Final Environmental Review Statement Offers Clarity to Industry

he American Wind Energy Association issued the following statement today in reaction to the Department of Interior’s announcement on the schedule for reviewing Vineyard Wind’s Final Environmental Impact Statement. “The Department of Interior’s schedule for Vineyard Wind’s Final Environmental Impact Statement provides important clarity for the burgeoning U.S. offshore wind industry,” said Laura Morton, AWEA’s Senior … Continue reading AWEA: Department of Interior Schedule for Vineyard Wind’s Final Environmental Review Statement Offers Clarity to Industry

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CLEANPOWER 2020 Conference Partners Announced

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced its partners for CLEANPOWER, a new exhibition hub that will bring together the utility-scale wind power, solar power and energy storage industries. CLEANPOWER 2020, to be held June 1-4 at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, is the next step in the evolution of AWEA’s WINDPOWER conference … Continue reading CLEANPOWER 2020 Conference Partners Announced

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Final 2019 numbers show wind energy on the rise

AWEA’s just-released Fourth Quarter Market Report gives a full look at 2019 for the first time, and for fans of wind there’s a lot to like. Last year was the third strongest year ever for new wind additions, and nearly 200 new wind projects are in the works. That means more reliable, affordable, clean electricity … Continue reading Final 2019 numbers show wind energy on the rise

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Wind Industry Experiences Third Strongest Year on Record With 9,143 MW of Wind Power Added to U.S. Grid

Additional AWEA 2019 Q4 Market Report Highlights: Wind Farm Construction and Advanced Development Pipeline Up 24% Year-over-Year, representing potential $62 billion in new investment. Rapidly growing Offshore Wind Development Now Accounts for 17% of Development Pipeline, while East Coast States Announced 16 GW in New Offshore Wind Targets. Demand for Wind Power sets new record … Continue reading Wind Industry Experiences Third Strongest Year on Record With 9,143 MW of Wind Power Added to U.S. Grid

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Opportunities during US offshore wind power development

AWEA and the University of Delaware’s Special Initiative on Offshore Wind partner to help the public more easily participate in the existing federal feedback process. As momentum to build large-scale U.S. offshore wind farms continues, a new guide released today will increase public transparency into the federal regulatory process governing offshore wind energy development. The … Continue reading Opportunities during US offshore wind power development

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New guide shows stakeholder engagement opportunities during offshore wind power development

It’s an exciting time for offshore wind—states up and down the East Coast have upped the ante in their offshore wind commitments, and there’s also significant action on the West Coast and in the Great Lakes.  As offshore wind’s promise comes to fruition, public feedback, during planning and through construction and operation, will become increasingly … Continue reading New guide shows stakeholder engagement opportunities during offshore wind power development

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Migratory birds and wind energy: Looking at reality

Last week, several House lawmakers introduced a bill that would reform the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA). The ensuing debate sure to arise provides an excellent opportunity to lay some facts on the table about wind energy’s wholistic impact on birds. Wind Energy Provides Benefits to migratory birds The truth is wind is the most … Continue reading Migratory birds and wind energy: Looking at reality

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