Another new record: plain states exceed 50% wind power

Records like these resonate because they demonstrate wind energy can play a key role in an affordable, reliable, diversified energy mix.

Wind power surges into first place as America’s largest renewable resource

American wind power just passed a historic milestone—it’s now the country’s largest renewable resource by installed generating capacity.

Near-record growth propels wind power into first place as America’s largest renewable resource

American wind power just achieved its second strongest quarter ever for newly installed energy generating capacity according to a new report released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Wind surpassed hydropower dams to become the largest source of renewable electric capacity in the U.S., and the fourth largest overall. Business leaders from General

Maryland economy wins big with Clean Energy Jobs Act

The Maryland General Assembly voted to override Governor Hogan’s veto and restore the Clean Energy Jobs Act. American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) CEO Tom Kiernan hailed the override. “Making the Clean Energy Jobs Act law is the right decision for Maryland. Renewable energy legislation is pro-growth, pro-business, and means access to more jobs in Maryland.”

Wind power jobs now top 100,000, says Department of Energy.

More Americans now have jobs in the wind industry than in nuclear, coal, natural gas or hydroelectric power plants.

AWEA’s Rob Gramlich departs to launch new power grid firm

The American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Senior VP of Government and Public Affairs, Rob Gramlich, is leaving to start a firm that will focus on power grid issues. He has spent 12 years at AWEA, and will continue to work for the association as a consultant. Gramlich will launch Grid Strategies LLC in mid- February to provide

Wind has an ally in Energy Secretary nominee Rick Perry

Nearly every Rick Perry mention of wind was positive as both Senate Republicans and Democrats on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee looked to find out more about Perry’s stance on a series of energy topics.

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,