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Wind power captures the natural wind in our atmosphere and converts it into mechanical energy then electricity. People started using wind power centuries ago with windmills, which pumped water, ground grain, and did other work. Today's wind turbine is a highly evolved version of a windmill. Modern wind turbines harness wind's kinetic energy and convert it into electricity. Most wind turbines have three blades and sit atop a steel tubular tower, and they range in size from 80-foot-tall turbines that can power a single home to utility-scale turbines that power hundreds of homes.

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Industries urge Gov. Sandoval to lead Nevada’s transformation to a clean energy economy

National business groups representing the geothermal, solar, and wind power industries today sent a letter to Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval asking him to sign a bill, AB206, expanding the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 40 percent renewable energy by 2030.
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Statement of the American Wind Energy Association on U.S. decision to withdraw from the...

Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, today released the following statement on the Administration’s announcement that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate accord: “Despite the decision today to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord, the wind industry expects to continue as an American economic success story.
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WINDPOWER 2017 closes with an eye on 2020

American wind power’s future growth will be driven by a diverse range of customers and trends. Leaders representing a corporate purchaser, deregulated utility, a public utility commissioner, and a wind developer, discussed a few of those trends – demand from diverse customers, transmission expansion, falling costs, and storytelling – on the closing General Session panel as the WINDPOWER 2017 Conference wrapped up this week in Anaheim.
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Xcel Energy CEO: Wind energy saves customers billions while maintaining the grid’s reliability

One of the nation’s leading utilities integrating wind energy onto its system reaffirmed on the second day of WINDPOWER 2017 that wind helps sustain grid reliability while saving its consumers money. Addressing over 7,000 attendees, Xcel Energy’s CEO Ben Fowke recommitted the utility’s investment in wind energy as a low-cost way to help keep the lights on for millions of its customers across eight states.
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Industry asserts ‘brand new attitude’ at WINDPOWER 2017

U.S. wind industry leaders and the leader of the California Senate described the mounting economic benefits of increased wind power as thousands arrived in Anaheim for the American Wind Energy Association’s annual WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition.
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Tristan Grimbert of EDF Renewable Energy elected to chair AWEA board as WINDPOWER 2017...

The Board of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) elected Tristan Grimbert of EDF Renewable Energy its chair today as thousands of developers, manufacturers, and suppliers headed to the largest gathering of the wind energy industry in the Western Hemisphere.
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National Business Groups Send U.S. Dept. of Energy Analyses Showing Diverse Energy Sources Protect...

Today four national business groups representing the range of advanced and renewable energy companies in the United States submitted materials to U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry to inform the energy market study he called for last month.
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Clean energy coalition supports proposed FERC revision of interconnection process

A coalition of clean energy groups voiced their support today for proposed interconnection changes by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to improve the efficiency and transparency of interconnection requests and remove barriers to renewable energy development
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Energy and manufacturing coalition: America can do better with its essential transmission infrastructure

A coalition of groups representing a broad spectrum of U.S. manufacturing, construction, energy and environmental workers, are calling for Congress to include electric transmission provisions in any proposed infrastructure legislation and streamline expansion of U.S. electrical infrastructure
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AWEA statement on Rick Perry’s confirmation as Secretary of Energy

The following is a statement from Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) on Rick Perry’s confirmation as Secretary of Energy: “Secretary Perry’s leadership on wind energy infrastructure as governor of Texas helped attract tens of billions of dollars in private investment to rural communities, and create over 25,000 wind jobs in the state.

Near-record growth propels wind power into first place as America’s largest renewable resource

American wind power just achieved its second strongest quarter ever for newly installed energy generating capacity according to a new report released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Wind surpassed hydropower dams to become the largest source of renewable electric capacity in the U.S., and the fourth largest overall

New DOE reports: Enhanced national security, billions a year for consumers, possible with improved...

A new study from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) finds upgrades and additions to America’s transmission infrastructure create a more resilient grid, while delivering low-cost wind energy from Mountain states. This would provide $2.3 to $3.4 billion a year in consumer savings, paying for the cost of the transmission lines in under five years.

This Giving Tuesday, AWEA will harness the Power of Wind to help veterans find...

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is putting out a call this #GivingTuesday to its grassroots network, Power of Wind, asking for support communicating the economic success of wind power while also aiding veterans transitioning back to the civilian workforce.

Final rule issued by BLM makes wind development on public land less likely

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement regarding the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule governing wind and solar energy development on public lands

American wind power on the rise, with 20 gigawatts more on the way

American wind power gained tremendous momentum in the third quarter of 2016 as states, utilities and ratepayers from coast to coast increased their investment in the energy source America agrees on

Hundreds gather in Rhode Island as offshore wind power takes off in the U.S.

Over 600 of the top developers, supply chain companies, investors, policy makers, and clean energy advocates filled the halls of the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) Offshore WINDPOWER Conference & Exhibition in Rhode Island today just as the nation’s first-ever offshore wind farm is on the verge of supplying enough clean electricity to power 17,000 American homes.

Clean Power Plan stands on firm legal ground, would continue trend of clean energy...

As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit hears oral arguments today about the merits of the Clean Power Plan, the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule placing the first-ever federal carbon pollution limits on our nation's electric power plants, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) issued the following statement.

Industry praises bipartisan Governors’ Wind and Solar Energy Coalition for seeking U.S. agencies’ help...

The U.S. wind energy industry today welcomed the support of a bipartisan group of 20 governors for further steps by federal agencies that could expedite siting of new wind farms, on land and offshore.

Wind power investment grows during the second quarter, delivering what voters want

U.S. wind industry activity approached record levels in the second quarter as utilities and other purchasers locked in record low wind costs. Over 18,200 megawatts (MW) of wind power capacity are now under construction or in advanced stages of development, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) U.S. Wind Industry Second Quarter 2016 Market Report. R

First quarter results: American wind power hits the ground running

American wind power had its most productive first quarter for installations since 2012, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reported today, as demand rises for wind’s low-cost, zero-carbon energy.

US wind power jobs hit record, up 20 percent in 2016

American wind power supported a record 88,000 jobs at the start of 2016—an increase of 20 percent in a year—according to the U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report, Year Ending 2015, released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Strong job growth coincided with wind ranking number one as America’s leading source of new generating capacity last year, outpacing solar and natural gas.

Big brands and other emerging customers signed for more than half of new wind...

Major brands and other emerging non-utility customers signed 52 percent, or 2,074 megawatts (MW), of the wind power capacity contracted through power purchase agreements (PPA) in 2015. Customers driving this new demand for wind energy include Fortune 500 companies behind household brands, like Tide and Downy, high-tech companies, universities, and major U.S. cities

Wind power pays $222 million a year to rural landowners

U.S. wind farms now pay $222 million dollars a year to farming families and other rural landowners, according to new data released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today, with more than $156 million dollars going to landowners in counties with below average incomes

Press registration open for WINDPOWER 2016 Conference

American wind power just posted its third best year on record, and with long-term policy stability in place, the industry’s next generation of growth is accelerating ahead. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2016 Conference & Exhibition brings together all of the industry’s key players under one roof. The event is the best opportunity all year for deals to be made and learn what’s coming next for wind power.

Over $128 billion dollars invested in U.S. economy by new wind power projects over...

Building new wind farms in the U.S has added $13 billion a year on average to the American economy over the past five years. According to information released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), that’s more money each year than the annual revenue generated by Major League Baseball.

We can meet the Clean Power Plan and save money

In response to the temporary stay of the Clean Power Plan by the Supreme Court, the American Wind Energy Association issued the following statement: “The American wind industry is disappointed in today’s decision by the Supreme Court, staying the effectiveness of the Clean Power Plan while the courts review legal challenges to the rule.

American wind power breezes past 70-gigawatt milestone

American wind power just passed the 70 gigawatt (GW) mark, meaning enough wind turbine capacity is now installed to supply over 19 million typical American homes with low-cost electricity.

Wind energy a major solution under Clean Power Plan

Wind energy can provide a majority of the clean power that states will need to comply with the government’s new rule to reduce carbon pollution from electric power plants, U.S. industry leaders said today, and it can save consumers money doing so.

The Solar Industry Applauds EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Calling President Obama’s signature climate change policy both “historic” and “critically needed,” the solar industry issued its strong support for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan, scheduled to be released on Monday, urging states to consider solar as a clean, affordable, reliable and carbon-free solution

Wind energy lowest-cost solution for meeting the Clean Power Plan

American wind power can help states affordably and reliably comply with the pending Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution from power plants, with independent studies confirming wind will play the largest role in the lowest-cost compliance mix.

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