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Proposed coal, nuclear power plant bailout could exceed $34 billion

19 July 2018

Annual cost of $16.7 billion to support all coal and nuclear plants could rise to $35 billion annually if owners are granted return on investment, raising total cost to $70 billion over two years, according to Brattle Group analysis, for no discernible improvement to nation's electric grid

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How much does it cost to bail out uneconomic power plants?

19 July 2018

As the administration continues developing plans to prop up aging, uneconomic coal and nuclear plants, many have wondered what the price tag for consumers would look like. Today, a new report is out from the Brattle Group that gives us a glimpse of what a two-year down payment for bailing out these plants could cost: between $9.7 and $35 billion a year.

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American Wind Week 2018: Anywhere the wind blows

13 July 2018

Get ready– American Wind Week 2018 (August 5-11) is less than a month away! From barbeques to wind farm tours, a dozen events and counting spanning more than 10 states are in the works. And they all have at least one thing in common—they’ll be celebrating American wind leadership.

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Free market coalition protests plan to bail out uneconomic power plants

06 July 2018

As the administration considers plans to subsidize uneconomic coal and nuclear plants, a broad coalition has opposed the idea. From environmentalists to oil and gas groups and grid operators, many voices have said this is an unnecessary step that would harm American families and businesses.

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AWEA statement on FERC order rejecting PJM reforms

02 July 2018

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement reacting to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) order rejecting two proposals for reforms to PJM, the Mid-Atlantic grid operator.

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New bill would add vets to the wind energy workforce

02 July 2018

Responsibility, technical skills, dedication to the mission, the desire to serve a greater good, and the ability to work as a team– these are all traits found in abundance among America’s veterans. The men and women who served our country have brought these qualities to wind energy jobs across the country, and they’re a huge reason why U.S. wind power has grown so successfully in recent years. In fact, America’s veterans find wind jobs at a rate 72 percent higher than the average U.S. industry.

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New report highlights clean energy jobs in Colorado, Pennsylvania

26 June 2018

Over the past month, E2, a national, nonpartisan business group and partner of the National Resource Defense Council (NRDC), published three jobs reports: Clean Jobs America, Clean Jobs Colorado and Clean Jobs Pennsylvania.

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AWEA statement on Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act

19 June 2018

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement endorsing the Energy Jobs for our Heroes Act of 2018, introduced in the Senate today.

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AWEA statement on Connecticut offshore wind procurement

13 June 2018

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement in response to Connecticut announcing the procurement of 200 megawatts of offshore wind.

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Broad energy coalition condemns action to subsidize failing coal, nuclear plants

01 June 2018

Proposed action to bail out nuclear, coal plants is misguided, would hurt consumers.

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Broad coalition and grid operator: Markets are working, there is no emergency

01 June 2018

News circulated today of a draft plan the administration is considering to bail out certain uneconomic and outdated coal and nuclear plants. A broad coalition representing many different energy sources responded, and the most affected grid operator weighed in as well.

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Name brands ask FERC to improve transmission planning to boost grid resilience

30 May 2018

Expanding and upgrading transmission lines is key to unlocking low-cost wind energy resources across America. Transmission projects also deliver significant economic benefits for communities located along the project route and beyond: new lines typically result in hundreds of millions in local economic impact; cost-savings for consumers; hundreds of jobs; and tens of millions of dollars in new state and local tax revenue.