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US Wind Industry Delivers Strong First Quarter

29 April 2020

Despite uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, the U.S. wind industry experienced a strong start to the year, with the first three months of 2020 seeing record construction and power purchasing activity.
 

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American wind power supports COVID-19 relief efforts in communities across the country

24 April 2020

Our society and economy continue to grapple with the unprecedented challenges COVID-19 presents. Ensuring the wind energy workforce’s safety and protecting U.S. wind jobs remains the top priority, and when the economy can safely reopen, wind power stands ready to play a leading role in the recovery.

Blogs

Fact check: New Michael Moore-backed documentary full of errors, fundamentally misunderstands electric system

22 April 2020

A new Michael Moore-backed documentary has been released that examines the climate crisis and the lack of progress made so far in combating the problem. Unfortunately, and somewhat strangely, the filmmakers chose to focus much of their attention erroneously critiquing a leading climate solution—renewable energy.

Blogs

New report: Top six wind power trends of 2019

16 April 2020

Although the COVID-19 pandemic is causing great uncertainty throughout our economy, American wind power rests on a strong foundation as we seek to overcome these challenging times.

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Wind Powers America Annual Report

16 April 2020

Annual market report shows wind industry topped 100 GW, employed 120,000 Americans, invested $14 billion in new projects, and provided $1.6 billion in local payments to communities and landowners last year.

Press Releases

Clean Energy Sector Disappointed in FERC’s MOPR Decision

16 April 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) today largely rejected the clean energy sector’s Request for Rehearing on its order to impose a Minimum Offer Price Rule (MOPR) in the PJM capacity market. While clarifying that voluntary RECs are not considered by the Commission to be a state subsidy, FERC otherwise affirmed its December 2019 decision.

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Power Generators, Industry Groups, and Think Tanks Ask FERC to Examine Carbon Pricing to Reduce Emissions

14 April 2020

Broad Coalition Jointly Requests Technical Conference or Workshop to Discuss Carbon Pricing in Wholesale Electricity Markets 

Blogs

First Wind Wildlife Research Fund results improve understanding of bat and prairie grouse wind energy interactions

13 April 2020

The first results of Wind Wildlife Research Fund studies are providing new information about interactions between wind energy and wildlife – namely, bats and prairie grouse.

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Voters Strongly Favor Offshore Wind Energy

09 April 2020

New Polling shows near identical support among Republicans and Democrats for adding more offshore wind to the American energy portfolio
 
Majority of voters say wind energy will be more important in
10 years than oil and natural gas

Blogs

New poll: Americans across party lines support offshore wind by wide margins

09 April 2020

In today’s world, sometimes it can feel like a struggle getting two people to agree the sky is blue. And yet, in an era of polarized opinions, wind energy has remained an outlier—it’s a bright beacon of consensus.

Press Releases

AWEA cancels CLEANPOWER 2020 due to COVID-19

06 April 2020

The first annual CLEANPOWER Conference and Exhibition is cancelled due to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic.
 

Press Releases

American Wind Energy Association Statement on New York Renewable Energy Siting Reform Passed as Part of State Budget

03 April 2020

Washington – The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after the New York Legislature passed a state budget that includes critical improvements to the way that renewable energy projects are sited and developed in the state.