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What wind energy means to a community

We often talk about the many resources wind power brings to a community: land lease payments, well-paying jobs and expanded property tax revenue are a few examples. While quantifying these benefits is important, sometimes it’s hard to fully understand just how much a wind farm can positively impact a community- there’s truth to the cliché … Continue reading What wind energy means to a community

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Wind power generated 45 percent of San Antonio energy on Tuesday

Wind power generated almost half of San Antonio’s energy needs this Tuesday, setting a record for the city. At a time when municipalities like Aspen, Colo. and Burlington, Vt. are choosing to source 100 percent renewable energy, it’s encouraging to see another major American city hit such a huge milestone. San Antonio met 45 percent … Continue reading Wind power generated 45 percent of San Antonio energy on Tuesday

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Take a deep breath: clean air, healthy lungs

As an asthma sufferer who’s been foolish enough to play basketball outside when there are poor air quality advisories in effect, today’s findings hit home: wind power created $7.3 billion in public health benefits last year. Much of this comes from reducing nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide, air pollutants that trigger asthma attacks and other … Continue reading Take a deep breath: clean air, healthy lungs

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$7.3 billion in public health savings seen in 2015 from wind energy cutting air pollution

U.S. wind farms reduced electric power sector carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated 132 million metric tons in 2015, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) forthcoming annual U.S. wind industry market report. Those avoided emissions are equal to that from 28 million cars, or more than six percent of all carbon dioxide (CO2) … Continue reading $7.3 billion in public health savings seen in 2015 from wind energy cutting air pollution

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Program Chair Michelle Arenson explains why you should be excited for WINDPOWER

WINDPOWER 2016 is now just a few shorts weeks away, so it’s time to start getting excited for this year’s conference (for reasons besides its New Orleans location). I recently spoke with Technical Program Chair Michelle Arenson, Regional Director for Wind Generation at Alliant Energy, about why WINDPOWER is important, and what’s different about it … Continue reading Program Chair Michelle Arenson explains why you should be excited for WINDPOWER

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Christina Calabrese receives Andrew Linehan Award for Environmental Excellence

Christina Calabrese, Director of Permitting and Environmental Affairs at EDP Renewables North America, is this year’s Andrew Linehan Award for Environmental Excellence recipient. The award is presented to leaders in the siting community who strive to improve U.S. wind industry siting practices, an endeavor that in turn helps preserve the collective reputation of wind power … Continue reading Christina Calabrese receives Andrew Linehan Award for Environmental Excellence

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