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Press Releases

Grain Belt Express transmission line passes major regulatory hurdle

21 March 2019

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

Blogs

New report: People prefer living near wind turbines over other energy sources

20 March 2019

Here’s an indisputable fact: We need electricity to power our modern world. That means building facilities to generate that electricity, some of which will inevitably be located near homes. Now, a new study finds that 90 percent of respondents would prefer to live near a wind farm over any type of centralized power plant, whether coal, natural gas or nuclear. People would also prefer to live near a wind farm over commercial-scale solar projects by a large margin.

Blogs

Recapping an impactful Wind Power on Capitol Hill

13 March 2019

Last Wednesday was an important day for American wind power at the federal level. Over 160 members of the U.S. wind industry met with almost 250 House and Senate legislators and their staffs. That’s like meeting with nearly half of all of Congress. How did 160 people accomplish this impressive feat? By participating in Wind Power on Capitol Hill (WPOCH) 2019, of course!

Press Releases

The largest wind energy conference in the Western Hemisphere is coming to Houston and will bring together leaders from across many energy sectors to collaborate on a cleaner energy future

07 March 2019

AWEA’s 2019 WINDPOWER Conference will highlight how wind and its growing list of partners and allies can, together, power the future with cost-competitive, clean energy

Press Releases

AWEA recognizes industry leaders in operations and safety

07 March 2019

Invenergy, Apex Clean Energy, Third Planet Windpower, Wanzek Construction and Acciona were honored last week at AWEA’s O&M and Safety Conference

Press Releases

Wind industry hires senior Iowa state legislator to advance policy in the “American Wind Belt”

22 February 2019

Navy veteran Jeff Danielson will lead AWEA’s Central Region state policy program after 15 years in the Iowa State Senate and 25 years as a firefighter

Blogs

Report confirms wind energy is a heavy hitter

14 February 2019

“Wind is the largest single source of zero-carbon power-generating capacity in the U.S.” This fact and more were revealed yesterday by the Business Council for Sustainable Energy in its 2019 edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. AWEA is a proud sponsor of the report and I’m excited to share a few more of the findings with you. 

Blogs

How transmission helped keep the lights on during the Polar Vortex

14 February 2019

Tens of millions of Americans experienced record cold weather at the end of January as Arctic air inundated much of the Midwest and Eastern U.S. However, the power system and electricity markets worked as designed, keeping the lights (and heat) on when customers needed it most. And the value of transmission in keeping the grid reliable and affordable was on full display.

Blogs

How do corporate wind deals benefit local communities?

12 February 2019

More than ever, companies are looking to power their businesses using wind energy. Across the world, companies more than doubled the renewable energy contracts they signed between 2017 and 2018. And here in the U.S., 2018 was a record year for non-utility wind power deals. Altogether, non-utility buyers in the U.S. have contracted for more than 10,000 megawatts (MW) of wind energy to date, more than the entire installed capacity of Iowa, the country’s number two wind state.

Blogs

What a first-timer can expect at Wind Power on Capitol Hill

11 February 2019

Wind Power on Capitol Hill is the biggest opportunity of the year to meet with your representatives in Congress to advocate for wind energy. And this year, we have some great new opportunities to tell wind’s story. With new members making up over 20 percent of the 116th Congress, we have the chance to educate them on the benefits wind delivers to our communities.

Blogs

Fact Check: Wall Street Journal ed board misses the mark on wind

07 February 2019

Two is 0.000035 percent of 56,000. And yet the Wall Street Journal decided to characterize an entire industry with a sample size that small—two turbines out of the 56,000 operating in the U.S today. The Journal’s editorial board recently commented on two wind turbines in Falmouth, Mass. and based off these turbines concluded wind isn’t worth it.

Press Releases

AWEA launches RTO Advisory Council with leading solar businesses

07 February 2019

Wind and solar align to advance consumer-friendly market and transmission improvements