AWEA: Help us tell wind power’s job creation story

Editor’s note: The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and the National Association of State Energy Officials (NASEO) are seeking your wind energy input. This blog post comes from AWEA’s Into the Wind blog. It was written by Celeste Wanner, a Research Analyst on AWEA’s Industry Data and Analysis team. You can read AWEA’s other blog postings here. There’s an important

Wind industry encouraged by FERC’s direction on grid resilience

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) praised the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) for its unanimous decision to terminate the proceeding it had opened to address the Department of Energy’s Proposed Rule on Grid Reliability and Resilience Pricing, and instead initiate a new proceeding to evaluate the resilience of America’s bulk electric power system. “Every

Clean energy leaders statement on passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in U.S. Senate

A joint statement was released by a number of clean energy organizations on the recent tax policy, including the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES), and others. “We applaud the reduction in the corporate tax rate and preserving frameworks that support the clean energy sector. However,

Ørsted North Am President Thomas Brostrøm elected to AWEA Board of Directors

Ørsted, a developer of offshore wind farms, says that Thomas Brostrøm, the company’s President of North America has been elected to serve on the board of The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).

U.S. House misses opportunity; bill would cripple wind power

The U.S. House of Representatives missed an opportunity today to stand up for 60,000 American workers and preserve $50 billion in private infrastructure investment, according to a release from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). The tax reform bill passed by the House retroactively changes how businesses can qualify for wind energy’s primary investment tools,

Over 200 wind companies ask tax reform leaders to keep their promise to U.S workers & rural America

Over 200 companies in the American wind power supply chain delivered a letter to leaders of the tax reform effort in the U.S. House of Representatives asking them to keep their promise to over 100,000 American wind workers. The letter asks the House to amend H.R. to honor a pre-existing bipartisan agreement to phase out the wind

Strong winds blow away records across the U.S.

Editor’s note: This article comes from the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) blog, Into the Wind. It is authored by Hannah Hunt, a Research Analyst with AWEA. Fall is in full swing, and that’s great news for wind power. Over the past two weeks, wind farms harnessed strong seasonal winds to deliver new wind-energy generation and

Senate tax reform bill would keep promise to U.S. wind workers and rural America

This week’s proposed Senate tax reform bill honors the 2015 bipartisan phase out terms for the wind-energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). The PTC has been used to enable tens of billions in capital investment in rural America and to support tens of thousands of manufacturing and construction jobs spanning all 50 states. In 2015, the

Energy sector continues opposition to DOE’s proposed rule-making on grid resiliency pricing

A diverse group of a dozen energy industry associations representing oil, natural gas, wind, solar, efficiency, and other energy technologies submitted reply comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The energy associations are continuing their opposition to the Department of Energy’s (DOE) proposed rule-making on grid resiliency pricing, in the next step in this FERC

Top four trends from the third quarter

The third quarter continued a productive 2017 for the U.S. wind industry, with demand for wind power surging from both traditional and new customers. A few trends follow.