Tag: AWEA


We have a lot to celebrate this Global Wind Day (June 15). Across the nation, wind energy accounted for almost one-third of new power capacity over the past five years and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) estimates that wind energy Read more…


Electricity produced by wind energy in the U.S. now equals the output of 11 nuclear power plants, according to a new report from the American Wind Energy Association, a trade organization. As congressional leaders consider the extension of a tax Read more…


Our nation’s capital is swirling with hot air about the fate of energy-related jobs, from fossil fuel (the high-profile Keystone XL pipeline) and wind energy, specifically the expiration of the federal production tax credit (PTC) for wind and geothermal power Read more…


The Production Tax Credit may not be America’s best policy tool for incentivizing clean energy development, but it’s what we’ve got — and it must be renewed There are three letters on the minds of those in America’s renewable energy Read more…


The American Wind Energy Association issued a press statement earlier this week to refute claims by Robert Bryce, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, which AWEA says is funded by Exxon-Mobil (a quick look at their website reveals it Read more…


Wind power can now supply 10 million American homes, says a new report by the American Wind Power Association. The organization says the industry installed 1,100 MW of new wind power capacity in the first quarter of 2011 and entered Read more…


Wind energy has been a highly attractive form of renewable energy that is free and easy to harness. Large scale utilization of wind energy will greatly reduce global warming as well as climate change. Many countries around the world are Read more…


Good news from the wind industry front. According to the latest figures released by the American Wind Energy Association, America’s wind power industry grew by 15% in 2010 and provided 26% of all new electric generating capacity in the United Read more…


Last week the Interior Department released draft voluntary federal guidelines on the impacts of wind energy on wildlife. But neither the wind industry and bird conservationists are happy. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today released a statement to say Read more…


US adds 5,115 MW of wind energy in 2010, half of 2009 pace With wind energy becoming cost-competitive with natural gas for new electric generation, the feast-or-famine, boom-and-bust cycle of wind energy development in the United States is poised to Read more…


As of the summer of 2010, the landscape for the wind industry has changed dramatically from last year, when the U.S. set a record by installing over 10 GW in a single year and claiming the title of the world’s Read more…


The U.S. market for small-scale wind turbines on homes and small businesses grew 15 percent in 2009, with 20.3 megawatts of new capacity added nationwide, according to a new report. That new capacity represents about 10,000 new units, and bumps the tot…


Hold on to your hat. It’s getting breezy out there. Seems everywhere you go on the Internet, they’re remembering a great year for wind in 2008 and predicting a decent one in 2009. What? In this economy? Yes.

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