U.S. House misses opportunity; bill would cripple wind power

The U.S. House of Representatives missed an opportunity today to stand up for 60,000 American workers and preserve $50 billion in private infrastructure investment, according to a release from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The tax reform bill passed by the House retroactively changes how businesses can qualify for wind energy’s primary investment tools,

Over 200 wind companies ask tax reform leaders to keep their promise to U.S workers & rural America

Over 200 companies in the American wind power supply chain delivered a letter to leaders of the tax reform effort in the U.S. House of Representatives asking them to keep their promise to over 100,000 American wind workers. The letter asks the House to amend H.R. to honor a pre-existing bipartisan agreement to phase out the wind

Strong winds blow away records across the U.S.

Editor’s note: This article comes from the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) blog, Into the Wind. It is authored by Hannah Hunt, a Research Analyst with AWEA. Fall is in full swing, and that’s great news for wind power. Over the past two weeks, wind farms harnessed strong seasonal winds to deliver new wind-energy generation and

Senate tax reform bill would keep promise to U.S. wind workers and rural America

This week’s proposed Senate tax reform bill honors the 2015 bipartisan phase out terms for the wind-energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). The PTC has been used to enable tens of billions in capital investment in rural America and to support tens of thousands of manufacturing and construction jobs spanning all 50 states. In 2015, the

Energy sector continues opposition to DOE’s proposed rule-making on grid resiliency pricing

A diverse group of a dozen energy industry associations representing oil, natural gas, wind, solar, efficiency, and other energy technologies submitted reply comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The energy associations are continuing their opposition to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rule-making on grid resiliency pricing, in the next step in this FERC

Top four trends from the third quarter

The third quarter continued a productive 2017 for the U.S. wind industry, with demand for wind power surging from both traditional and new customers. A few trends follow.

House reneges on tax deal, puts American jobs at risk

The tax bill proposed by the U.S. House contains provisions that would threaten American job growth and energy dominance. By derailing a bipartisan agreement to phase out the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC), the House proposal strips away the investment certainty Congress promised wind developers just two years ago. The proposal puts at risk

American Wind Energy Association U.S. Wind Industry Third Quarter 2017 Market Report

It’s a new day for the wind industry. From the Third quarter report: Several utilities have announced plans to develop and own 3,040 MW of wind capacity during the third quarter, contributing to a total of 8,840 MW in utility announcements made since the beginning of 2016.

U.S. offshore wind momentum sparks competition among state leaders & businesses

Close to 1,000 business leaders, academics, environmental specialists, and high-ranking officials from around the world gathered in New York this week for the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Offshore WINDPOWER Conference. The conference comes at a time when the offshore wind industry is gaining traction in the U.S., fueled by the desire of many states and

AWEA Wind Energy Finance & Investment Conference

AWEA Wind Energy Finance & Investment Conference – Windpower Engineering & Development