Pledge of 50% zero-carbon electricity by 2025 possible by growing more low-cost, reliable wind energy

Within the next 10 years the U.S., Canada, and Mexico will collectively obtain half of their electricity from zero-carbon sources of electricity, including wind power. That’s according to a joint pledge to be announced by President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto during the North American Leaders’ Summit in Ottawa,

Gov. Bullock’s energy vision would harness Montana’s wind wealth

Governor Steve Bullock announced a new blueprint for Montana’s energy future that recognizes the value of expanding wind energy and a stronger electricity grid. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) hailed the Governor’s plan: “Governor Bullock’s energy blueprint provides the framework for Montana to develop its world class wind resource and capture a significant portion

American wind power celebrates Global Wind Day with two-thirds-off sale

The U.S. wind energy industry celebrated the 10th annual Global Wind Day Wednesday by highlighting a 66% drop in the cost of wind-generated electricity in just six years. “From the corn fields of Iowa to the windswept plains of Texas, by improving our technology and lowering wind power’s costs we’re saving you money,” said Tom

Clean energy attacker Robert Bryce flunks energy incentive math test

Bryce’s trick is looking up large and diversified companies that conduct some business in the wind industry, and then incorrectly assuming that all incentives awarded to those diversified companies were actually given to the wind industry.

WINDPOWER 2016 wrap up: 7,200 attendees envision greater consumer savings, cleaner air, more wind jobs

With attendance over 10% more than last year, 7,200 left the U.S. wind energy industry’s annual conference in New Orleans yesterday excited about what’s next for the industry as it prepares to grow to supply 10% of U.S. electricity by 2020.

The KidWind Challenge: Inspiring young minds

Forty-nine teams of students from around the world competed at last week’s National KidWind Challenge in New Orleans. The annual event, which aims to inspire interest in renewable energy and engineering in youths in grade four through 12, was part of the American Wind Energy Association’s WINDPOWER 2016 conference & exhibition, the largest wind-related conference

American wind power sets sights on doubling in five years

By continuing to advance technology and lower costs, wind power, America’s fastest growing new source of electricity, will stay on pace to grow to supply 10% of U.S. electricity by 2020. That’s according to leading wind energy executives during this week’s American Wind Energy Association’s WINDPOWER 2016 Conference and Exhibition, as thousands of attendees continued to file

WINDPOWER unveils big changes and “Generation Wind” theme in New Orleans

Thousands of wind-power developers, manufacturers, workers, executives, and more arrive from around the world to New Orleans for a four-day conference and exhibition this week as America’s industry with the fastest growing job kicked off its largest event all year. WINDPOWER 2016 began Monday morning with the election of new leadership by the American Wind Energy Association’s

AWEA WINDPOWER 2016, May 23 to 26, New Orleans, Louisiana

Our industry just had one of the most active quarters in U.S. wind energy history, with 5,000 MW of capacity added in the last quarter and a strong year overall, totaling nearly 8,600 MW, according to the latest AWEA Fourth Quarter 2015 Market Report. The future looks even brighter. Driven by the combined impact of

Wind power helps us breathe easy on World Asthma Day

Electricity generated by U.S. wind farms last year helped avoid 176,000 metric tons of sulfur dioxide and 106,000 metric tons of nitrogen oxide.