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Blogs

Fact check: New report on renewable portfolio standards misses the mark

23 April 2019

The University of Chicago (UCH) released a “working paper” this week examining renewable portfolio standards (RPSs). Unfortunately, it’s based on false pretenses and uses a questionable economic model to claim RPSs are substantially more costly to consumers than previously thought. While it is important to understand the effectiveness and impacts of these programs, the authors’ use of unrealistic assumptions and faulty logic leads to biased estimates that don’t align with real-world outcomes.

Press Releases

TransWest Express Transmission Project passes another major development hurdle

22 April 2019

Upgraded and expanded transmission infrastructure is essential to unlock homegrown renewable energy and further strengthen grid resilience

Blogs

New industry research effort on wildlife takes flight with seven new promising projects

22 April 2019

Wind power is once again taking the lead on wildlife conservation. At AWEA’s Wind Project Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference, the Wind Wildlife Research Fund (WWRF), an industry-led initiative to pool investment for wind and wildlife solutions, announced support for seven research projects aimed at tackling the industry’s most difficult wildlife challenges. The initiatives are part of the industry’s efforts to maximize wind’s conservation potential.

Blogs

Sam Enfield receives AWEA’s Special Achievement Award

22 April 2019

Sam Enfield, Senior Advisor at MAP® Energy, was recognized last month with a Special Achievement Award at AWEA’s Siting and Environmental Compliance Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in recognition of an unparalleled career in wind development and siting.

Press Releases

FERC directs SPP to lift unjust membership exit fee

19 April 2019

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement in response to FERC directing SPP to eliminate the membership exit fee for non-transmission owners.

Blogs

New York announces critical grid modernization projects

16 April 2019

The American Society of Civil Engineers rates the country’s electric grid an unacceptable D+. It notes that many U.S. transmission lines were built in 1950’s and 60’s and have far outlived their 50-year life expectancy. Some lines are over a century old. That’s hardly adequate to support a competitive global economy and today’s modern technology.

Press Releases

AWEA endorses energy storage ITC bill in Senate

12 April 2019

Encouraging investment in America’s energy storage systems would improve grid resilience, create new clean energy jobs and bring the grid into the 21st century

Press Releases

AWEA statement on President Trump’s energy and infrastructure executive orders

11 April 2019

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued a statement reacting to President Trump’s new executive orders on energy and infrastructure.

Blogs

It’s a long climb to the top: AWEA Fitness for Work Guidelines

11 April 2019

Have you seen how tall wind turbines are? Climbing to the top requires good physical fitness! That’s why the AWEA Fitness for Work Task Force has developed the new AWEA Fitness for Work document. This new resource helps employers establish and maintain guidelines to identify the fitness for work condition of wind technicians working onshore.

Blogs

The truth about wind power

10 April 2019

The wind energy industry is bringing billions in private investment, and tens of thousands of well-paying jobs, to rural and Rust Belt communities across the United States – helping them attract business and pay for roads and schools. And wind power is pollution-free. Wind works for America.

Press Releases

US wind power grew 8 percent in 2018 amid record demand

09 April 2019

Annual market report shows a healthy wind industry delivered record US jobs, $1 billion in rural community and state payments last year

Press Releases

AWEA statement on Maryland's Clean Energy Jobs Act

09 April 2019

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement reacting to the Maryland General Assembly passing a 50 percent by 2030 RPS.