American wind jobs surpass 100,000 mark according to DOE

Wind power employs just over 100,000 Americans according to new data released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) — more than work at nuclear, natural gas, coal, or hydroelectric power plants. “Wind means opportunity and job security for over 100,000 Americans,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). “The Department of

New DOE reports: Enhanced national security & billions a year for consumers possible with improved transmission infrastructure

A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finds upgrades and additions to America’s transmission infrastructure create a more resilient grid, while delivering low-cost wind energy from Mountain states. This would provide $2.3 to $3.4 billion a year in consumer savings, paying for the cost of the transmission lines in under five years.

AWEA statement on Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act veto override

Senator Brian Feldman and Delegate Bill Frick, sponsors of the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act, joined with other state lawmakers, business leaders, and advocates, calling for a veto override at the Maryland State House. American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan, representing 1,000 member companies that manufacture, construct, and operate wind turbines in America,

Wind across rural and Rust Belt America powers big brands

More and more Fortune 500 companies are emerging as major customers of American clean energy and, according to a new report released from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), we now know what, where, and how they are buying. “In recent years Fortune 500 companies have led an intense search for the best ways to

Offshore wind energy near the Big Apple draws intense bidding

An auction for the rights to develop a wind farm in federal waters starting 12 miles off Long Island, N.Y., shattered records today. After 33 rounds and more than a day of bidding, Statoil emerged as the winner with a bid of nearly $42.5 million. “New York has shown the promise of offshore wind power for

First U.S. offshore wind farm unlocks vast new ocean energy resource

America’s first offshore wind farm began generating electricity in the waters near Block Island, Rhode Island, opening a new frontier for American energy production. By continuing to tap into abundant offshore wind resources here at home, more clean, reliable electricity can power American homes and businesses while creating well-paying jobs.  “This is a triumph for

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