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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.
 

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AWEA’s September conferences go virtual

05 August 2020

The Wind Resource & Project Energy Assessment and Wind Project Siting and Environmental events have moved online
 

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Offshore Energy Industry Releases Economic Impact Study of New Federal Offshore Wind Lease Auctions

04 August 2020

Study finds 28 Gigawatts, $1.7 Billion in U.S. Treasury Revenue Achievable by 2022;
Delivers $166 Billion in Offshore Wind Industry Investment and Supports 80,000 jobs annually by 2035


 

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American Wind Energy Association Comments on Vineyard Wind Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

28 July 2020

Washington D.C. - The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) yesterday filed comprehensive comments on the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s (BOEM) draft supplemental environmental impact statement for Vineyard Wind, the first utility-scale offshore wind project in American federal waters. The full comments can be found here. AWEA today also issued the following statement:
 

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AWEA Recognizes House Rules Committee for NDAA leadership

22 July 2020

American Wind Energy Association Recognizes House Rules Committee for its leadership on National Defense Authorization Act and Jones Act.
 

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American Wind Energy Association Urges U.S. Electric Grid Operators to Prepare to Harness the Benefits of Hybrid Energy Projects

22 July 2020

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today stressed the need for the U.S. Regional Transmission Operators and Independent System Operators (collectively referred to as ISOs) to update their policies to accommodate the growing number of hybrid renewable energy and storage projects requesting interconnection to the nation’s electric grids.
 

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on Today’s Arrests Related to Passage of HB 6 in Ohio

21 July 2020

Washington D.C. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after federal officials arrested Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four others regarding a purported $60 million racketeering conspiracy involving the passage of Ohio HB 6.
 

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on New York Issuing the Largest Ever U.S. Renewable Energy Procurement

21 July 2020

Washington D.C. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement on New York's record-breaking renewable energy procurement.