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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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Hydropower to help integrate wind power and solar energy resources

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after the U.S. hydropower industry and environmental and conservation organizations agreed to increase collaboration on decarbonizing the nation’s electric grid, while protecting America’s waterways. AWEA this year partnered with America’s hydropower, solar, and energy storage industries as part of a shared vision of renewables … Continue reading Hydropower to help integrate wind power and solar energy resources

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Offshore Wind Energy Grew 19% Globally In 2019

Global installed offshore wind capacity reached 27,064 MW in 2019 — a 19% increase from the previous year. This and other trends can be found in the 2019 Offshore Wind Technology Data Update, released by NREL on behalf of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Wind Energy Technologies Office. Only one commercial offshore wind farm currently … Continue reading Offshore Wind Energy Grew 19% Globally In 2019

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

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Offshore Wind Energy: Building the future

U.S. offshore wind power is set to take off within the next decade. America’s shores possess world-class wind resources that represent a once-in-a-generation economic opportunity. AWEA’s U.S. Offshore Wind Power Economic Impact Assessment finds offshore wind will attract $57 billion investment into the U.S. economy and deliver up to 83,000 well-paying U.S. jobs by 2030. … Continue reading Offshore Wind Energy: Building the future

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Energy agencies’ analysis concludes extreme, climate-related heat wave and a lack of planning were the primary causes of California’s August power outages

The American Wind Energy Association of California (AWEA-California) released this statement today on behalf of Director Danielle Osborn Mills, following the release by the CAISO, CPUC, and CEC of their preliminary root cause analysis of the August 14th and August 15th rolling blackouts: “The root cause analysis provides a thorough overview of the causes of the … Continue reading Energy agencies’ analysis concludes extreme, climate-related heat wave and a lack of planning were the primary causes of California’s August power outages

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Wind power in the US, Nordex wind turbines for a 297 MW wind farm

At the end of September, Nordex has received a major order to supply 62 N149/4.0-4.5 wind turbines for a wind farm in the USA. The machines will be supplied in the 4.8 MW operating mode. The 297 MW wind farm will be built in the Midwestern United States, construction work is due to start in … Continue reading Wind power in the US, Nordex wind turbines for a 297 MW wind farm

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Eolus to sell the 46.5 MW Wind Wall 1 project to Cubico Sustainable Investments

Eolus has signed an agreement with Cubico Sustainable Investments (Cubico) regarding the sale of the wind farm Wind Wall 1 located near Tehachapi, California, USA, with an installed capacity of 46.5 MW. Wind Wall 1 is the first wind project developed, financed, and constructed in USA by Eolus, and Eolus will transfer the project company … Continue reading Eolus to sell the 46.5 MW Wind Wall 1 project to Cubico Sustainable Investments

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