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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

Kevin Alewine

Shermco Executives to focus on BOP and the regulatory future at AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Seminar

Two Shermco executives will provide session expertise at the upcoming AWEA Wind Project O&M and Safety Seminar to be held in San Diego at the Hotel Del Coronado, Feb. 2 to 3. James White, Shermco Industries training director and a recognized expert in electrical safety, will speak on the ‘Regulatory Future’ from 8:15 to 9:30

Tom Kiernan

President Obama’s State of the Union: U.S. leads world in wind energy production

This article comes from AWEA. In his State of the Union speech last night, President Obama highlighted U.S. wind energy leadership as an American success story. “As the President noted, America produces more wind energy than any other country in the world. We’re number one,” said American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan. “Hard

Wally Lafferty

Where is the estimate of foregone tax revenue which should have come from wind farms that have NOT been built due to expiration of the PTC?

This article is authored by Wally Lafferty. Critics of the PTC cite a report from the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation that asserts there is a direct cost to the taxpayer of $13.8 billion over five years due to the wind tax credit. What most people don’t know is that this estimate was calculated —  according

New data adds to the mountain of evidence showing why homegrown wind energy is one of this country’s most affordable and reliable sources of electricity.

Wind generation sets records, says AWEA. Saves consumers money as extreme cold grips nation

Wind saved Great Lakes and Mid-Atlantic consumers $1 billion during last year’s polar vortex event according to analysis. As extreme cold grips large chunks of the country this week, wind energy set record-high outputs, once again saving U.S. consumers money. Wind energy also saved consumers $1 billion in just two days when similar extreme cold

Policies, such as the PTC have succeeded in attracting an average of $17 billion a year of private investment in the U.S. economy.

Congress extends policy critical to the success of wind energy, industry continues to seek long-term stability to scale up

American wind power and tens of thousands of workers in its U.S. supply chain will have a brief opportunity for new projects as the U.S. Senate voted last night to extend a critical incentive for 2014. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) promised to continue seeking a more stable policy to allow wind energy to

The offshore wind industry is not a job, it's a mission, and one that allows learning from the European experience.

What you can do to extend the Investment Tax Credit

Editor’s note: The comments in this article are edited for brevity and accuracy from the notes taken at the recent AWEA Offshore conference. A panel at the recent AWEA Offshore 2014 Conference discussed the importance of the Investment Tax Credit (ITC) and what it means to the offshore wind industry. Panel chair Jim Reilly, a

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AWEA urges extension of PTC and ITC through 2015

As Congress considers extensions of tax policies used by a variety of businesses, it is crucial that the renewable energy Production Tax Credit (PTC) and Investment Tax Credit (ITC) be extended at least through 2015 as included in the EXPIRE Act, passed unanimously on a bipartisan basis by the Senate Finance Committee in April, AWEA

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