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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

Press Releases

Consumer demand drives record year for wind energy purchases

30 January 2019

US wind power industry reports third strongest quarter ever for new capacity installations

Blogs

Checking in on the Nebraska wind boom

29 January 2019

Nebraska is in the midst of a wind energy boom– it’s one of seven states on track to double its installed wind capacity in the coming years. Like many rural communities across the U.S., this has brought wide-ranging benefits to the state.

Blogs

New report: AWEA offers guide to electrification policies

24 January 2019

AWEA just released a new report, “A Shared Future: Electrification and Renewable Energy featuring Example State Legislation to support Electrification Strategies.” This resource for electricity providers, state legislators, regulators, and other stakeholders will help inform them as they develop electrification strategies. 

Press Releases

AWEA releases model legislation to guide consumer-friendly electrification

24 January 2019

Americans want renewable energy sources to power more of their lives, “A Shared Future” report shows states the pathway to meeting consumer demand

Blogs

Wind Power on Capitol Hill: Help us tell the wind story

22 January 2019

There’s a new Congress in town, and that means there are a lot of members who haven’t heard the wind story yet. Now it’s our job to educate them, and we need your help...On March 5-6, AWEA will hold Wind Power on Capitol Hill, the year’s biggest opportunity to visit Washington, D.C. and meet your representatives in the House and Senate.