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Four highlights from AWEA’s Wind Powers America Third Quarter Market Report

We’re three quarters of the way through an eventful 2020 (quite the understatement), but the good news is U.S. wind power just posted the best third quarter on record. That means more affordable, reliable, clean power for millions of American families and businesses. This finding and more are contained in AWEA’s Wind Powers America Third … Continue reading Four highlights from AWEA’s Wind Powers America Third Quarter Market Report

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AWEA Statement on Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia Offshore Wind Power Bipartisan Partnership

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia together announced a three-state collaboration to become a hub for the promising offshore wind sector, which is set to deliver 83,000 jobs and $25 billion in annual economic output to the U.S. within a decade:     “We … Continue reading AWEA Statement on Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia Offshore Wind Power Bipartisan Partnership

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American Wind Power Posts Record Third Quarter

The U.S. wind industry installed nearly 2,000 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity in the third quarter of 2020, setting a record for third-quarter additions and bringing total American capacity to nearly 112,000 MW, according to the newly released Wind Powers America Third Quarter 2020 Market Report. The American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) report reveals that U.S. wind is on pace for … Continue reading American Wind Power Posts Record Third Quarter

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New studies find grid modernization accelerates cost-effective renewable energy growth

Renewable energy has begun to dominate new electric generation capacity additions over the past several years for a variety of reasons– plummeting technology costs, increasing efficiency, and corresponding demand from the public and private sector, among others. However, to fully realize a 21st century clean energy economy we need to update our electric system to … Continue reading New studies find grid modernization accelerates cost-effective renewable energy growth

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Nordex Delta4000 N155 / 4.X Wind Turbines for 240 MW Wind Power in Texas

First order in the US for N155/4.X Delta4000 wind turbines. Nordex now also offers this wind turbine type with an increased rating of more than 5 MW: the N155/5.X.Nordex has won an order for a 240 MW wind farm in Texas, USA to be installed in 2021. The project will be supplied with 50 N155/4.X … Continue reading Nordex Delta4000 N155 / 4.X Wind Turbines for 240 MW Wind Power in Texas

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Transmission Reforms Needed to Support Offshore Wind Energy and State Clean Energy Goals

A consensus is building today at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) technical conference on integrating offshore wind into regional transmission organizations (RTOs) and independent system operators (ISOs) that FERC and the organized markets need to look into transmission reforms that would help accommodate the expected boom in offshore wind and help meet increasing state … Continue reading Transmission Reforms Needed to Support Offshore Wind Energy and State Clean Energy Goals

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Trump buries dozens of clean energy studies

By Peter Fairley This story was produced in collaboration with Grist, a nonprofit media organization covering climate, justice, and sustainability for a national audience. Cover illustration by Amelia Bates/Grist. It was a scorching August day at the Hoover Dam as three Trump administration officials gathered for a little celebration honoring pollution-free hydroelectricity. Inside the dam’s … Continue reading Trump buries dozens of clean energy studies

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Trump Ripped by Bird Expert for Claiming Wind turbines Kill ‘All the Birds’

President Trump‘s claim wind energy “kills all the birds” is a bunch of hot air … according to one of the country’s largest bird conservation orgs. which says Trump’s the real danger. Trump raised eyebrows, and drew a laugh from Joe Biden, during Thursday’s debate, when he declared wind power kills birds. Kevin Fahey, the … Continue reading Trump Ripped by Bird Expert for Claiming Wind turbines Kill ‘All the Birds’

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Trump claims wind energy “kills all the birds.” Cats and windows are actually much more to blame

Cats, glass windows and vehicles: These pose the biggest threats to birds in the United States. But President Donald Trump is continuing to falsely claim that wind turbines are to blame for the deaths of the nation’s birds. During Thursday night’s final presidential debate between the president and former Vice President Joe Biden, Mr. Trump reiterated his stance … Continue reading Trump claims wind energy “kills all the birds.” Cats and windows are actually much more to blame

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Iberdrola takes part in the New York wind power auction with its Liberty Wind offshore wind farm

The offer was put forward through its subsidiary Vineyard Wind and would mean putting 1,300 MW off offshore wind energy into operation. Iberdrola, through Vineyard Wind, has taken part with its Liberty Wind project in the second auction of wind power held by New York State. Specifically, this development would entail putting into operation a … Continue reading Iberdrola takes part in the New York wind power auction with its Liberty Wind offshore wind farm

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Setting the record straight on wind energy after the final 2020 Presidential Debate

Last night was the final Presidential Debate in the 2020 election, and notably climate change for the first time was announced as an official topic prior to the event. That led to an illuminating discussion about renewable energy, and unfortunately, a series of incorrect statements about wind energy from President Trump. At this point, it’s … Continue reading Setting the record straight on wind energy after the final 2020 Presidential Debate

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Equinor bids for two wind power projects off U.S. East Coast

Equinor had submitted two bids in New York’s second offshore wind auction, following a deal it signed with BP BP.L last month to cooperate on offshore wind in the United States. Equinor said it was bidding for two projects off the U.S. East Coast, Empire Wind Phase 2 and Beacon Wind, which together have the … Continue reading Equinor bids for two wind power projects off U.S. East Coast

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Wind energy and solar power remain the country’s most affordable sources of new electricity

For energy wonks, Lazard’s Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis 14.0 is always one of the year’s most anticipated reports. It’s the gold-standard when comparing the cost of different power generation technologies on an objective, equitable basis. No surprise, Lazard finds that wind and solar continue to be the lowest-cost sources of new power generation across … Continue reading Wind energy and solar power remain the country’s most affordable sources of new electricity

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October Safety Campaign: Realizing the importance of dynamic stretching

We’re half-way through AWEA’s annual October safety campaign, “Stand Tall.” This year we’re focusing on sprains and strains from working in the?nacelle. Soft tissue injuries– sprains and strains– may be sudden (acute) or long-standing (chronic). The symptoms of a sprain or strain may include pain?, swelling?, stiffness?, and reduced efficiency of function. Dynamic stretching is … Continue reading October Safety Campaign: Realizing the importance of dynamic stretching

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act, which includes national targets for offshore wind development:  “On behalf of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), our thanks go to House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Grijalva; Water, Oceans, & Wildlife Subcommittee … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act

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AWEA’s Offshore WINDPOWER Virtual Summit

The U.S. offshore wind industry is set to deliver significant economic benefits over the next decade and stands ready to play a leading role in the nation’s economic recovery. U.S. offshore wind development will deliver billions in new economy activity, support tens of thousands of jobs, create new American supply chains and revitalize port communities. … Continue reading AWEA’s Offshore WINDPOWER Virtual Summit

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Vestas secures 8 MW order of 60 percent PTC qualifying wind turbine components in USA

Vestas has received an 8 MW order of 4 MW platform turbine components that qualify for the 60 percent PTC value from an undisclosed customer. These components will enable future wind energy projects that complete construction by the end of 2024.  The PTC terms set in the PATH act, passed by Congress in 2015, made … Continue reading Vestas secures 8 MW order of 60 percent PTC qualifying wind turbine components in USA

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Wind energy is a growing part of the electricity mix in Texas

In 2019, wind-powered generation contributed 84.4 thousand gigawatthours (GWh) of electricity in Texas, an 11% increase from the 75.7 thousand GWh generated in 2018. Substantial growth in wind capacity in the state was the primary reason for this increase. Texas wind capacity rose almost 17% in 2019, from 24.1 gigawatts (GW) in 2018 to 28.1 … Continue reading Wind energy is a growing part of the electricity mix in Texas

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AWEA Comment on FERC Carbon Pricing Policy Statement

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following comment after the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) put out a policy statement on state-determined carbon pricing in wholesale markets. “AWEA applauds FERC for issuing a bipartisan policy statement related to its timely and pivotal recent technical conference on carbon pricing in organized markets. An overwhelming … Continue reading AWEA Comment on FERC Carbon Pricing Policy Statement

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EDPR secures a PPA for two solar power projects in the U.S.

With this new agreement, EDPR has now secured 85% of the ~7.0 GW targeted wind energy and solar power global capacity build-out for 2019-2022 period. DP Renováveis, SA (“EDPR”), a global leader in the renewable energy sector and one of the world’s largest wind energy producers, through its fully owned subsidiary EDP Renewables North America … Continue reading EDPR secures a PPA for two solar power projects in the U.S.

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