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American Wind Energy Association Statement on Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act

20 October 2020

Washington D.C. – The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives introduced the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act, which includes national targets for offshore wind development: 

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AWEA Comment on FERC Carbon Pricing Policy Statement

15 October 2020

FERC’s move encourages states to continue considering carbon pricing in their electricity markets.

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AWEA Statement on Collaboration between Hydropower Industry and Environmental Community

13 October 2020

Hydropower to help integrate wind and solar energy resources, helping move toward the joint vision to reach a majority renewables American electric grid within a decade

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Energy agencies’ analysis concludes extreme, climate-related heat wave and a lack of planning were the primary causes of California’s August power outages

08 October 2020

AWEA-California: “The only surefire solution to preventing outages in the future is state leadership and action on clean energy.”
 

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Stand Tall: AWEA Launches Sixth Annual Safety Campaign

01 October 2020

This year’s safety campaign focuses on sprains and strains

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on Business Roundtable Climate Change Policy Announcement

17 September 2020

Washington D.C. – The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released this statement after the corporate leaders at the Business Roundtable announced new principles and policies to address climate change, including support for market-based climate solutions:
 

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Renewable energy providers applaud Governor Newsom’s call to “fast-track” California’s clean energy plans amidst record heat waves and fires

14 September 2020

SACRAMENTO — The American Wind Energy Association of California (AWEA-California) released this statement today on behalf of Director Danielle Osborn Mills, following the announcement by Governor Newsom that he intends to “fast-track” the state’s clean energy transition in the wake of this summer’s heat waves and fires.
 

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Clean Energy Groups Applaud MISO/SPP Moving Forward on Needed Transmission Development

14 September 2020

Washington D.C. – The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), along with regional partners Clean Grid Alliance (CGA) and Advanced Power Alliance (APA), applaud the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) and Southwest Power Pool (SPP) for agreeing to move forward on a significant joint transmission planning effort on the seam between their two footprints. 

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California renewable energy providers urge State investments in a more diverse, reliable mix of clean energy to prevent future capacity shortfalls

18 August 2020

SACRAMENTO CA— The American Wind Energy Association of California (AWEA-California) released this statement today on behalf of Director Danielle Osborn Mills, following this week’s rotating power outages in California.

 

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American Wind Power Moves Forward Despite Second Quarter Challenges

14 August 2020

Washington D.C. – The U.S. wind industry installed over 2,500 megawatts (MW) of new wind power capacity in the second quarter of 2020, bringing total American capacity to nearly 110,000 MW, according to the newly released Wind Powers America Second Quarter Report 2020. The American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) report reveals that many U.S. wind developers managed to get their projects over the finish line during the three-month period, despite the significant challenges associated with COVID-19.
 

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American Wind Energy Association Recognizes Bipartisan Leadership in Clean Energy with 2020 Wind Champion Awards

12 August 2020

Washington D.C. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today celebrates U.S. wind power champions for helping wind build a sustainable, affordable, and prosperous energy future. This select group of bipartisan Senators, Representatives, and Governors embrace a forward-thinking approach to energy policy that has enabled wind to become our country’s largest renewable energy source while employing over 120,000 Americans across all 50 states. 

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American Wind Week 2020 Commences: Wind Builds the Future

10 August 2020

Over 100 Governors, Mayors, and Government Officials across 40 states declare August 9-15 American Wind Week.