AWEA WINDPOWER 2015 Conference & Exhibition

Wind vision

Wind and solar industries release handbook to help states use low-cost, reliable renewable energy for compliance with EPA’s Clean Power Plan

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) have jointly published a handbook for states detailing how to incorporate renewable energy into state plans to comply with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, the proposed regulation to cut carbon emissions from existing power plants. “Wind energy already cuts power

Wind Vision describes a new scenario for wind to reach 10% by 2020, 20% by 2030, and 35% by 2050, and provides a roadmap for government and industry to get there.

Definitive new report shows wind energy can become one of America’s top electricity sources, while saving consumers money

Leaders of the U.S. wind energy industry said their companies and workers can deliver on a bold new vision for wind power to double in America over the next five years and, ultimately, become one of the country’s largest sources of electricity, with the savings to consumers reaching tens of billions of dollars a year.

AWEA Wind Project Siting Seminar 2015

Falconer and friend get ready to test Lauffer's radar. With sample signals, processing specialists might tell more about wildlife behavior over wind farms and from that, devise mitigation strategies.

Looking out for our avian neighbors

The wind industry gets little credit for its great effort to protect wildlife of all kinds, probably because the effort goes under reported. That work includes the radar detection of approaching birds, controls that change a turbine’s start and stop times, and more. Paul Dvorak, Editor The American Wind Energy Association acknowledges that eagle fatalities

Chart Source: AWEA; Data Source: EIA Electric Power Monthly

Wind was largest source of new electricity in 2014

American wind power added significantly more new electricity than any other resource in 2014, according to U.S. Department of Energy data. Wind power generated 4.4% of all the electricity in America in 2014 and maintained its position as the fifth largest electricity source in the U.S., according to the latest data from the U.S. Department

The report highlights how wind energy helps build a more reliable and balanced electricity
portfolio in the U.S.

AWEA report: Wind power can help U.S. meet EPA Clean Power Plan while keeping the lights on

Adding wind power can help the U.S. meet the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan by cutting carbon pollution while keeping the lights on. That’s according to a new report released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) that explains how wind energy is already making critical contributions to the reliable operation of

Attendees network at the AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Seminar.

Catching up with AWEA’s CEO at the Wind Project O&M and Safety Seminar

At this year’s AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Seminar, attendees were able to hear from top wind OEMs on subjects ranging from safety to project management to O&M. The seminar also saw an increase in attendance and is the second largest AWEA event outside of the WINDPOWER Tradeshow. Additionally, attendees had an opportunity to

AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Seminar

Industry leaders believe stable policy is needed for investments in U.S. capacity to pay off.

American wind power rebounded in 2014, adding over four times as much as year before

The fourth quarter 2014 wind energy industry report was released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) shows the U.S. industry’s rebound in 2014, with over four times more new wind energy coming online than in 2013. 2014 saw the completion of 4,850 megawatts (MW) in generating capacity, with cumulative installed capacity increasing eight percent