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Americans across party lines support offshore wind energy by wide margins

In today’s world, sometimes it can feel like a struggle getting two people to agree the sky is blue. And yet, in an era of polarized opinions, wind energy has remained an outlier—it’s a bright beacon of consensus. Just a few months ago, Pew found 85 percent of Americans supported expanding the use of wind … Continue reading Americans across party lines support offshore wind energy by wide margins

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Ørsted completes 338 MW wind energy plant in Texas

Ørsted has finalised the 338-MW Sage Draw wind farm in the US state of Texas. The 120 wind turbines in the wind farm are located in Garza and Lynn Counties and was completed on time and on budget. The wind powe facility has the capacity to generate enough power per year to meet the consumption … Continue reading Ørsted completes 338 MW wind energy plant in Texas

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The American Wind Energy Association cancels CLEANPOWER 2020 due to COVID-19

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced that the CLEANPOWER 2020 Conference & Exhibition scheduled for June 1-4 in Denver has been canceled.   COVID-19 government imposed physical and legal impediments including quarantines, stay-at-home orders, travel restrictions, and concerns over the well-being and safety of all attendees, exhibitors and staff, result in the need … Continue reading The American Wind Energy Association cancels CLEANPOWER 2020 due to COVID-19

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U.S. DOE to invest $20 million in offshore wind energy technology demos

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $20 million in funding in offshore wind energy resource characterisation and technology demonstrations for technologies not yet deployed at commercial scale. This announcement seeks projects in the following areas: “This funding for offshore wind resource science will improve the weather models that wind plant developers and operators … Continue reading U.S. DOE to invest $20 million in offshore wind energy technology demos

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on New York Renewable Energy Siting Reform Passed as Part of State Budget

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after the New York Legislature passed a state budget that includes critical improvements to the way that renewable energy projects are sited and developed in the state.   “New York continues to lead the nation in its commitment to affordable, clean, renewable energy. These … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on New York Renewable Energy Siting Reform Passed as Part of State Budget

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on The COVID-19 Phase Three Stimulus Bill

“Congress took unprecedented steps today to protect Americans’ health and safety and strengthen the economy as we navigate the COVID-19 crisis. We applaud its efforts and appreciate its consideration of clean energy in this early stimulus. The wind energy industry’s top priority remains focused only on addressing the disruptions caused by COVID-19 by ensuring the … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on The COVID-19 Phase Three Stimulus Bill

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Clean Energy Sector Calls on Congress for Help Surmounting the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

In a letter delivered today to U.S. House and Senate leadership, the clean energy sector is calling for the prompt repair and extension of critically important tax incentives to help renewable and clean grid industries surmount the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. In their joint letter, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), American Wind … Continue reading Clean Energy Sector Calls on Congress for Help Surmounting the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Protecting American jobs and wind energy investment during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing unprecedented challenges to the U.S. healthcare system, disruptions to daily life across the country, and deep uncertainty across the economy. Global supply chain disturbances and massive public health interventions are extending these obstacles to the U.S. wind energy industry as well. We’re working hard to understand the many hurdles our … Continue reading Protecting American jobs and wind energy investment during the COVID-19 pandemic

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on PJM’s Response to FERC Capacity Market Directive

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement on PJM’s Compliance Filing in response to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Capacity Market Reform Directive.   “PJM’s proposal provides the flexibility necessary for renewable resources to demonstrate that they are among the lowest cost and most reliable sources of capacity available today,” … Continue reading American Wind Energy Association Statement on PJM’s Response to FERC Capacity Market Directive

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Renewable energy generation jumped 77 percent during 2010’s

The Business Council for Sustainable Energy released its annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook today, and the findings are striking—the 2010’s really were the decade renewable energy went mainstream. In fact, renewable energy generation increased by 77 percent between 2010 and 2019, transforming the way we power American homes and businesses. A clean energy transformation … Continue reading Renewable energy generation jumped 77 percent during 2010’s

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Offshore wind’s once-in-a-generation opportunity

Greg Alvarez We’ve talked a lot in this space about offshore wind’s potential benefits, from job creation to supply chain opportunities and harnessing a new clean energy source next to many of the country’s largest population centers. Now, a first-of-its-kind report measures just how big offshore wind’s windfall could be. New jobs by the thousands … Continue reading Offshore wind’s once-in-a-generation opportunity

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U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Poised for Exponential Growth

The U.S. offshore wind energy industry is set to deliver significant economic benefits over the next decade, according to the new report, U.S. Offshore Wind Power Economic Impact Assessment, released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). In addition to providing clean, affordable, and reliable power, AWEA estimates that developing 30,000 megawatts (MW) of … Continue reading U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Poised for Exponential Growth

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Virginia poised to embrace wind energy future

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) applauds leaders in the Assembly for supporting the measure, which will drive substantial clean energy investments across Virginia. In particular, AWEA thanks Delegate Sullivan and Senator McClellan for their sponsorship of the bill, along with Senator Lucas, Senator Mason, and Delegate Hayes for their forward-thinking emphasis on transitioning Virginia … Continue reading Virginia poised to embrace wind energy future

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Wind power is now the top source of renewable electricity generation in the U.S.

Wind energy is now the top source of renewable electricity generation in the country according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, surpassing hydroelectric generation in 2019 for the first time in history. Annual wind generation totaled 300 million megawatt hours (MWh) in 2019, exceeding hydroelectric generation by 26 million MWh. “The past decade saw a … Continue reading Wind power is now the top source of renewable electricity generation in the U.S.

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Xcel Energy new wind farm in New Mexico

Xcel Energy has poured the first 66 foundations for what will be a 240 wind turbines in a wind farm in eastern New Mexico. Xcel Energy recently began construction on a $900 million wind farm southeast of Portales, New Mexico, the Santa Fe New Mexican reports. The 522-megawatt Sagamore Wind Power Project will be the … Continue reading Xcel Energy new wind farm in New Mexico

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Eight companies receive awards for leadership in wind energy operations and safety

The U.S wind power industry today recognized eight companies today for their innovation in the fields of operations and safety at AWEA’s O&M and Safety Conference in San Diego. The award winners include Acciona Energy USA Global, Apex Clean Energy, Duke Energy Renewables, EDF Renewables North America, JMS Wind Energy, Liberty Power, Shermco, and Third … Continue reading Eight companies receive awards for leadership in wind energy operations and safety

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Wind power could generate 20% of US electricity within a decade

Offshore wind energy to eliminate 825 million metric tonnes of CO2 and become ‘a major source of the entire U.S electricity supply by 2030’. The U.S. could generate 20% of its electricity from wind within 10 years, according to research from Cornell University. Called the “20% Wind Scenario,” as outlined by the U.S. Department of … Continue reading Wind power could generate 20% of US electricity within a decade

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Safety is a key value for the U.S. wind energy industry

Safety is a key value for the U.S. wind industry, and it’s an area where we’re always striving to do better. Crane operations have emerged as one of those places in need of improvements, and to combat this trend AWEA created the EHS Crane Task Force. Initiated in early 2019, the purpose of the task … Continue reading Safety is a key value for the U.S. wind energy industry

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Wind energy companies, through the Wind Wildlife Research Fund, have announced their 2020 research projects

Wind energy is already the most environmentally friendly way to generate large amounts of electricity, and the U.S. wind industry is striving to improve on its already-strong record of good stewardship. Wind companies representing more than 63 percent of the total installed U.S. wind capacity have invested in the Fund to advance new projects in … Continue reading Wind energy companies, through the Wind Wildlife Research Fund, have announced their 2020 research projects

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WEC Energy Group to increase ownership interest in three Midwest wind farms

WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC) announced that the company has agreed to increase its ownership interest from 80% to 90% in three Midwest windfarms: Blooming Grove Wind Farm, Thunderhead Wind Energy Center and the Upstream Wind Energy Center. The total investment is $118 million for an additional 75 megawatts of capacity. “This agreement marks another … Continue reading WEC Energy Group to increase ownership interest in three Midwest wind farms

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