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: http://www.awea.org/events/Event.aspx?EventID=41840   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,

Industry praises bipartisan Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition for seeking more wind-power development

The U.S. wind energy industry welcomed the support of a bipartisan group of 20 governors for further steps by federal agencies that could expedite siting of new wind farms, on land and offshore. With long-term tax policy now in place, thanks to Congress passing a multi-year extension of the Production Tax Credit last December, other

AWEA praises Administration’s commitment to advancing U.S. offshore wind

The path to a thriving American offshore wind power industry became clearer today following the release of the National Offshore Wind Strategy by the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of the Interior. Nancy Sopko, Manager, Advocacy and Federal Legislative Affairs, made this statement on behalf of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA): “We commend

U.S. voters’ support for wind power rises as wind eclipses 75 GW and costs drop

As the 2016 election enters its final stretch, new findings released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) show the rapid rise of American wind power has been accompanied by strong support from U.S. voters. The U.S. just reached the milestone of 75 gigawatts (GW) of installed wind-power capacity according to AWEA, triple that in

Wind energy less than 3% of all federal energy incentives says new analysis

AWEA’s compilation of all available data from government and other sources shows that for every dollar spent on federal energy incentives, wind energy received less than 3 cents.

Wind-power investment grows during second quarter and deliveres what voters want

U.S. wind industry activity approached record levels in the second quarter as utilities and other purchasers locked in record-low wind costs. Over 18,200 MW of wind-power capacity are now under construction or in advanced stages of development, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry Second Quarter 2016 Market Report. Recognizing the

Study: $1.5 billion in annual net benefits to California consumers with a Western electricity market

$1.5 billion in annual net benefits to California ratepayers, cleaner air, and the creation of thousands of California jobs are possible by expanding California Independent System Operator (CAISO) to gain the market efficiencies of a larger geographic footprint and more diverse energy supply, including low-cost wind power. These benefits for California’s economy and environment are

Gov. Brownback: Wind power could supply 50% of Kansas electricity

The installed capacity in Kansas has doubled four times in the last 10 years, and it’s about to double again.