This Giving Tuesday, AWEA will harness the Power of Wind to help veterans find jobs

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is putting out a call this #GivingTuesday to its grassroots network, Power of Wind, asking for support communicating the economic success of wind power while also aiding veterans transitioning back to the civilian workforce. “Wind power is a job-creating engine that’s putting thousands of Americans to work, including many

The solid and impressive benefits of wind power for farmers

Landowners were paid $222 million in lease payments from wind plant owners in 2015 alone.

Final rule issued by BLM makes wind development on public land less likely

The American Wind Energy Association, as per Tom Vinson, VP of Federal Regulatory Affairs at AWEA. issued the following statement regarding the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) final rule governing wind and solar energy development on public lands: “Unfortunately, based on our preliminary review, for this Administration and the majority of Americans who support expanding wind energy in

AWEA statement on U.S. election results

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released the following statement, as per CEO Tom Kiernan, on the results of the 2016 presidential election: “The American Wind Energy Association is ready to work with President-elect Donald Trump and his administration to assure that wind power continues to be a vibrant part of the U.S. economy. An

Five reasons to question campaign rhetoric about wind power

We’ve rounded up the top 5 facts that can better inform all candidates about the reality of this popular, homegrown source of electricity.

Industry’s Q3 results: American wind power on the rise, with 20 GW more on the way

American wind power gained tremendous momentum in the third quarter of 2016 as states, utilities, and ratepayers from coast to coast increased their investment in the energy source the U.S. agrees on. Over 20 GW of wind-power capacity are now under construction or in advanced development, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) U.S. Wind

The PTC and what qualifies as ‘start of construction?’ A tax equity panel advises

The wind industry has gained needed stability thanks to the five-year extension of the Production Tax Credits. However, the extension’s phase-down and 5% safe harbor clause mean developers are hard at work ensuring their wind projects fully qualify for the PTC before year’s end. In the eyes of the IRS, ground need not be broken for

A wind energy update from AWEA’s CEO, Tom Kiernan

“What a difference a year makes.” That was the first comment from Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), during his opening presentation at the organization’s recent Wind Energy Finance & Investment Conference in New York. Last year at this time, uncertainty was the word typically used to describe the wind industry.

AWEA statement on legality of Clean Power Plan

As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit hears oral arguments today about the merits of the Clean Power Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule placing the first-ever federal carbon pollution limits on our nation’s electric power plants, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement as per CEO, Tom

AWEA Wind Resource & Project Assessment Conference

Renaissance Minneapolis Hotel, The Depot | Minneapolis, MN September 27 – 28, 2016 Register here:   Join the wind industry’s leading owners, project developers, and wind assessors as they share latest challenges facing the wind resource assessment community. During this technical event you will explore the industry’s needs, focus on state-of-the-art techniques and technologies,