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A new type of wind power customer should factor into transmission planning

Transmission expansion is a constant topic of conversation throughout the U.S. wind industry. But the latest report from the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF) adds a new dimension to the discussion, and highlights an important oversight by transmission planners: demand for wind energy from corporate buyers like Google, GM and Nike. Upgrading our nation’s transmission infrastructure … Continue reading A new type of wind power customer should factor into transmission planning

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Cooperation European Transmission System Operators to develop North Sea Wind Power Hub

TenneT TSO B.V. (Netherlands), Energinet.dk (Denmark) and TenneT TSO GmbH (Germany) will sign an trilateral agreement in Brussels on 23 March 2017 that will press ahead on developing a large renewable European electricity system in the North Sea. TenneT unveiled its vision of the North Sea Wind Power Hub in June 2016 . The close … Continue reading Cooperation European Transmission System Operators to develop North Sea Wind Power Hub

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BLM approves TransWest Express and Gateway South transmission lines

After eight years of review from federal agencies, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has approved routes for two new transmission projects which will carry renewable energy across the mountain west, desert southwest and California. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell also inked a formal agreement with California Gov. Jerry Brown to bolster wind, … Continue reading BLM approves TransWest Express and Gateway South transmission lines

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Building new transmission will bring more low-cost wind power to millions of Americans

Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz said “wind [power] is changing our energy geography” during the Center for American Progress’s Upgrading America’s Infrastructure event in Washington, D.C. today. The event focused on how federal policymakers can update America’s infrastructure to create jobs, protect public health and grow greater access to renewable energy like wind power. In … Continue reading Building new transmission will bring more low-cost wind power to millions of Americans

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Transmission pays for itself, saves consumers money

Studies show that expanding America’s electricity grid to meet 21st century needs more than pays for itself, and can even result in significant consumer savings. Improved transmission planning could save American families and businesses up to $47 billion every year, according to a recent white paper from the Brattle Group. However, some groups remain unaware … Continue reading Transmission pays for itself, saves consumers money

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Beauty exposed: wind power as fine art

Deon Reynolds has always been a guy who enjoys the outdoors, so it makes sense that as a professional photographer, landscapes have long been his favorite subject. But a few years ago, a new opportunity presented itself that ultimately took Deon’s career in a different direction, leading to some of the most prestigious recognition he’s … Continue reading Beauty exposed: wind power as fine art

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Industry applauds New York historic move to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030

The third-largest state economy in the United States will soon run obtain half of its electricity needs from renewable energy thanks to a new measure approved by the New York Public Service commission Monday. The Empire State’s new Clean Energy Standard will diversify the state’s electricity by requiring utilities and other energy suppliers to procure … Continue reading Industry applauds New York historic move to 50 percent renewable energy by 2030

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Wind power lauds transformative Massachusetts energy legislation

The Massachusetts state legislature just passed a new law that will dramatically expand procurement of renewable energy in the state. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) applauded the move: “Massachusetts lawmakers have taken transformative action to make the state’s energy supply cleaner and more reliable,” said Andrew Gohn, Eastern Region Policy Director, AWEA. “We thank … Continue reading Wind power lauds transformative Massachusetts energy legislation

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American wind power remains on track to supply 20 percent of the country’s electricity

When Congress passed a five-year extension of the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) with bipartisan support last December, the U.S. wind industry finally had what we’ve sought for years: long-term policy certainty. This meant a business environment primed for success, and a chance for our companies to harness America’s world-class wind resources for families … Continue reading American wind power remains on track to supply 20 percent of the country’s electricity

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More companies are choosing to power their operations with renewable energy

This is the first in a two-part series that examines why companies are buying renewable energy, how they’re doing it, and what this process might look like moving forward. What brings diverse companies like Amazon, Disney, General Motors, Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks and Walmart together? They’re all buying renewable energy or want to get in the … Continue reading More companies are choosing to power their operations with renewable energy

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The U.S. wind energy industry saw strong growth in the first half of 2016

  American wind power is as strong as it has ever been through the first half of 2016, with a near-record level of projects under construction or in the advanced stages of development. Just today, Alliant Energy announced plans to expand its Whispering Willow wind farm in Iowa, investing $1 billion to add another 500 … Continue reading The U.S. wind energy industry saw strong growth in the first half of 2016

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U.S. wind energy investment grows during the second quarter: Over 18,200 megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity are now under construction

U.S. wind energy industry activity approached record levels in the second quarter as utilities and other purchasers locked in record low wind costs. Over 18,200 megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity are now under construction or in advanced stages of development, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry Second Quarter 2016 … Continue reading U.S. wind energy investment grows during the second quarter: Over 18,200 megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity are now under construction

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Wind Energy Foundation launches Renewable America Champions social media contest

The Wind Energy Foundation (WEF) has recruited, trained, and mobilized hundreds of business people and other community leaders to help strengthen renewable energy policy through its A Renewable America (ARA) campaign over the past two years. Past successes In 2015, we worked with partners to advance understanding and support of the Clean Power Plan and … Continue reading Wind Energy Foundation launches Renewable America Champions social media contest

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Wind power strongly supported by Americans across the country

Professional anti-renewable energy fabricator Robert Bryce is at it again, spreading a laundry list of false, debunked claims about wind power. American voter-supported wind energy is one of the country’s leading sources of new electricity: more wind came online than any other new electric generating capacity in 2015, including solar and natural gas. That’s partly … Continue reading Wind power strongly supported by Americans across the country

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Wind power overwhelmingly popular in New York

New York has some of the most ambitious clean energy goals in the country. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed cutting carbon pollution by 80 percent in the coming decades, while the state is currently designing a 50 percent clean energy standard. To meet these targets, the Empire State will need to substantially increase its renewable … Continue reading Wind power overwhelmingly popular in New York

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Joe Bush, a former oil and gas man learns to love wind power

Joe Bush has been in the energy game for a long time. For a native Texan who spent years working in oil and gas accounting before becoming a rancher in Osage County, Okla., the sight of an oil derrick is as familiar as they come. But about 10 years ago, a wind energy developer approached … Continue reading Joe Bush, a former oil and gas man learns to love wind power

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Northeast Regional Forum on July 19 and 20

While states like Texas, Iowa and California often make headlines for their renewable energy progress, in many ways, it’s the Northeast that leads the way in clean power policy innovation. That’s why it’s an exciting time to attend the AWEA Northeast Regional Forum on July 19 and 20, where you can learn about the policies … Continue reading Northeast Regional Forum on July 19 and 20

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Mainland to Block Island undersea cable will link the first U.S. offshore wind farm to the Company’s power system

Bringing off shore, wind generated energy to the U.S. electric system for the first time took a major step forward this past weekend with the landing of a 20-mile undersea cable between the Rhode Island mainland and Block Island. “This significant milestone in developing renewable off shore wind generated energy is the result of years … Continue reading Mainland to Block Island undersea cable will link the first U.S. offshore wind farm to the Company’s power system

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Winds of change for onshore wind energy industry: More than 30% of new energy in U.S. coming from wind power

The years of relentless research and development in the sector of wind power have made the industry highly sophisticated in the United States. According to a recent report released by the U.S. Department of Energy examining the overall state of clean energy technologies in the country, the swiftly rising stake of wind power in the … Continue reading Winds of change for onshore wind energy industry: More than 30% of new energy in U.S. coming from wind power

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Wind energy leads to a more reliable and resilient power system

Technological advances have not only reduced the cost of wind energy, but also increased wind’s contributions to power system reliability. Last year, wind and solar made up nearly 75 percent of new electric generating capacity that came online in America, and in some regions wind energy now reliably provides 20 percent or more of total … Continue reading Wind energy leads to a more reliable and resilient power system

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