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American Wind Energy Association Statement on Biden Climate Plan

14 July 2020

Washington D.C. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement supporting the Biden campaign’s climate and clean energy plan:
 

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis Recommendations

30 June 2020

Washington D.C. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement supporting the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis recommendations on climate policies.
 

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Broad Energy Industry Coalition Encourages PJM to Continue to Examine Carbon Pricing in its Electricity Market

30 June 2020

June 30, 2020 Washington D.C. As U.S. policymakers look for cost-effective ways to tackle climate change, a diverse coalition of power generators, trade associations, and think tanks last week sent a letter encouraging PJM to continue its examination of the policy options and implications of carbon pricing in its market. The request comes at a time when many states in PJM either have, or are considering, policies that reduce carbon emissions in the electric sector and are grappling with how best to reconcile those policies with wholesale markets.
 

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on Bipartisan Letter to Treasury on Offshore Wind Safe Harbor

30 June 2020

Washington D.C. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement supporting Senator Cassidy, Senator Whitehouse, and other Senate leaders who sent a letter to the Treasury Department on the importance of safe-guarding America’s offshore wind energy future.
 

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on GREEN Act

25 June 2020

Washington D.C. - The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement applauding the release of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act by Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA), Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, and Congressman Richard Neal (D-MA), Chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means. 
 

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on H.R. 2

22 June 2020

Washington D.C. – The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after House leadership introduced H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act.
 

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Coalition Applauds FERC Decision to Hold Carbon Pricing Discussion

18 June 2020

Federal Energy Regulator Kicks Off Conversation on How Carbon Pricing in Competitive Power Markets Could Spur Cost-Effective Emissions Reductions 

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Corporate Customers Buying Record Amount of American Wind Power

11 June 2020

Businesses purchased a record amount of U.S. wind power last year. In total, corporate buyers have signed contracts for nearly 17,000 megawatts (MW) of U.S. wind energy, enough to power more than five million American homes.

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AWEA, BNOW, NOIA Statements on Vineyard Wind Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

10 June 2020

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), Business Network for Offshore Wind (BNOW), and National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) are united in commending BOEM for issuing the statement on schedule, especially as the agency had to adapt to new workplace realities due to COVID-19. The three organizations released the following comments on the draft: 

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U.S. Renewable and Clean Energy Industries Set Sights on Market Majority

02 June 2020

For the first time, the American wind, solar, hydropower, and storage associations have come together to announce a shared vision of renewables reaching a majority of U.S. electricity generation by 2030
 

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American Wind Energy Association Statement on IRS Safe Harbor Guidance

27 May 2020

Washington D.C. – The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today issued the following statement after the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) provided one additional year of safe harbor flexibility for wind projects that began construction in 2016 and 2017, in order to help address the significant short-term challenges associated with COVID-19. 
 

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Outgoing AWEA board chair Rob Caldwell reflects on a 40-year energy career

27 May 2020

After 40 years in the power generation business, Rob Caldwell has seen a lot of change—technologies improve, customer preferences evolve, and policy drivers adapt to reflect the will of the people. As his tenure as AWEA Board Chair comes to a close and he nears retirement as President of Duke Energy Renewables, I had a chance to speak with Rob as he reflected on his career and gave insights on the grid of the future.