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American Wind Energy Association comments on new PJM fuel security study

PJM, the nation’s largest power grid operator, issued a new study this morning analyzing fuel supply resilience on their system. Amy Farrell, the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Senior Vice President for Government and Public Affairs made the following comment: “Energy regulators and grid operators confirm the reliability and resilience of the U.S. power system, … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association comments on new PJM fuel security study

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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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Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017

The renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally in 2017, a 5.3 per cent increase from 2016, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). According to the fifth edition of Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review, launched at IRENA’s 15th Council in Abu Dhabi today, … Continue reading Renewable Energy Jobs Reach 10.3 Million Worldwide in 2017

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U.S. wind energy sector now employs 105,000 people

The fast-growing clean sector now employs 105,500 men and women across all 50 states after a bumper year of 9 percent growth, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). “American wind power reached new heights for energy generated and US jobs in 2017. And don’t be surprised when the industry continues to break records,” … Continue reading U.S. wind energy sector now employs 105,000 people

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Help us tell wind power’s job creation story

There’s an important opportunity to tell the story of wind power’s 50-state job creation, and we need your help to tell it. The National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) is currently seeking critical data on jobs from the wind industry and other energy sectors via an online survey, available here. Take a moment to … Continue reading Help us tell wind power’s job creation story

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Champions in Congress stand up for American wind energy workers

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act near passage in Congress will allow the continued growth of American wind energy, and the investment, jobs, and other economic benefits it brings to rural communities. The bill to be voted on later this week preserves the orderly phase-out through 2019 of wind energy tax credits, ensuring stability for … Continue reading Champions in Congress stand up for American wind energy workers

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US House misses opportunity, House bill would cripple wind power

The U.S. House of Representatives missed an opportunity to stand up for 60,000 American workers and preserve $50 billion in private infrastructure investment. The tax reform bill passed by the House retroactively changes how businesses can qualify for wind energy’s primary investment tools, the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC), … Continue reading US House misses opportunity, House bill would cripple wind power

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Protecting American wind energy workers during tax reform

Congress has long spoken of tax reform that would help American businesses thrive and create new opportunities for U.S. workers. But a provision in the House’s tax reform bill does just the opposite– it puts 60,000 U.S. jobs at risk and jeopardizes $50 billion in private investment. It reneges on the 2015 bipartisan promise to … Continue reading Protecting American wind energy workers during tax reform

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Standing up for American wind energy workers

Congressman Earl Blumenauer stood up for the jobs and livelihoods of over 100,000 Americans this week in front of the full House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means. A longtime supporter of wind energy, Rep. Blumenauer strongly voiced his opposition to the stripped-down Production Tax Credit proposal in H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and … Continue reading Standing up for American wind energy workers

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Senate tax reform bill would keep promise to US wind energy workers and rural America

Today’s proposed Senate tax reform bill honors the 2015 bipartisan phase out terms for the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). The PTC has been used to enable tens of billions in capital investment in rural America and to support tens of thousands of manufacturing and construction jobs spanning all 50 states. In 2015, the … Continue reading Senate tax reform bill would keep promise to US wind energy workers and rural America

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Over $50 billion of investment and 50,000 U.S. jobs at stake

The tax bill proposed by the U.S. House today contains provisions that would threaten American job growth and energy dominance. By derailing a bipartisan agreement to phase out the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), the House proposal strips away the investment certainty Congress promised wind developers just two years ago. The proposal puts at … Continue reading Over $50 billion of investment and 50,000 U.S. jobs at stake

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Production Engineer for wind energy

GE Renewable Energy is a $10 billion start-up that brings together one of the broadest product and service portfolios of the renewable energy industry. Combining onshore and offshore wind, hydro and innovative technologies such as concentrated solar power and more recently turbine blades, GE Renewable Energy has installed more than 400+ gigawatts capacity globally to … Continue reading Production Engineer for wind energy

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Wind power will creates jobs

The long white blades carve graceful circles through the salt air. Spinning clockwise, they slice across the impossibly blue sky that frames them. We’ve been watching them since they crept into view, about 15 minutes after our boat left Montauk. From afar, they’re beautiful. Up close, they’re stunning.   These five wind turbines located three … Continue reading Wind power will creates jobs

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Take time to care campaign

Safety training and awareness campaigns are at the forefront of AWEA’s priorities, so we’re pleased to announce AWEA’s 3rd annual October safety campaign “Take Time to Take Care.” Focusing on soft tissue injury prevention, this year’s safety campaign addresses the importance to wind techs’ occupational health and safety of proper stretching and body positioning. We … Continue reading Take time to care campaign

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Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide

More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors … Continue reading Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide

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Over 100,000 people now employed by the U.S. wind energy

According to the latest figures released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), the U.S. wind energy sector added jobs more than nine times faster than the overall U.S. economy last year. The primary findings from the AWEA’s 2016 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report released on Wednesday 19 April, show that a total of … Continue reading Over 100,000 people now employed by the U.S. wind energy

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Top 11 wind energy trends of 2016

Today, AWEA released its U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2016, which showcases strong, steady growth throughout the year. Wind power became the largest source of renewable generating capacity and supplied record amounts of wind energy to many parts of the country. Strong wind project construction, a growing manufacturing sector, and the increasing need for … Continue reading Top 11 wind energy trends of 2016

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Wind energy adds jobs over 9 times faster than the overall economy

American wind power added jobs over 9 times faster than the overall economy amid robust growth for another year, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), which released its 2016 U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report today at the Minnesota State Capitol. Installing over 8,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind power for a second … Continue reading Wind energy adds jobs over 9 times faster than the overall economy

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Wind energy rise makes 248,000 wind related jobs by 2020 possible

As the largest renewable resource in the U.S. grows, so will wind-related job opportunities for hundreds of thousands of Americans. That was the news released yesterday as AWEA joined Navigant Consulting to release new analysis showing the U.S. wind industry will drive over $85 billion in economic activity over the next four years while wind-related employment will … Continue reading Wind energy rise makes 248,000 wind related jobs by 2020 possible

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One in six renewable energy jobs in Scotland at risk

Businesses working in the Scottish renewable energy sector are anticipating a sixth of their workforce will be lost within the next 12 months, a new industry survey has shown. Scottish Renewables polled its members on employment levels and confidence over the next year, with respondents predicting an average decrease in full-time equivalent posts in Scotland … Continue reading One in six renewable energy jobs in Scotland at risk

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