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AWEA statement on Elizabeth Warren's "Blue New Deal"

12/11/19

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement regarding Elizabeth Warren's "Blue New Deal" Plan. 

“Policies like those proposed in Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s 'Blue New Deal' will play an important role in growing offshore wind into the next major homegrown energy source. Offshore wind will create thousands of jobs and a new American supply chain and will revitalize coastal and port communities - all while supplying clean energy to many of the country’s largest population centers,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association. “But we can only bring these benefits to fruition if offshore wind developers have regulatory certainty and a tax structure that creates parity for all energy sources. We’re pleased to see Sen. Warren’s plan address these challenges and  recognize offshore wind’s critical role in helping to build a strong economy, reduce carbon pollution, and move towards alleviating climate change.”

 
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AWEA is the national trade association for the U.S. wind industry, the largest source of renewable energy in the country. We represent 1,000 member companies, 120,000 jobs in the U.S. economy, and a nationwide workforce located across all 50 states. AWEA serves as a powerful voice for how wind works for America. Members include global leaders in wind power and energy development, turbine manufacturing, and component and service suppliers. They gather each year at the Western Hemisphere’s most efficient and targeted event for utility-scale renewable companies, the AWEA CLEANPOWER Conference & Exhibition, next in Indianapolis, June 7-10, 2021. An outgrowth of the AWEA WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition, CLEANPOWER is the first trade show focused exclusively on the utility-scale renewable power sector, bringing together all the major developers, utilities, OEMs, suppliers and buyers under one roof. Visit AWEA’s website to learn more about the enormous economic benefits wind power brings to America and be sure to follow us on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.