AWEA Association News


Here's one thing all Americans agree on

Wind Energy SmartBrief | Dec 05, 2016

After nine months of new data all pointing to the same conclusion, it's now simply a fact: no matter where they live or who they voted for, most Americans want more of their electricity to come from wind power. The latest proof of wind energy's bipartisan support came when Republican polling firm Public Opinion Strategies released new survey results. Read more.


Three surprising facts about modern Texas wind farms

Wind Energy SmartBrief | Dec 02, 2016

Throw a dart at a map of Texas, and you've got a good shot at hitting a wind farm. With 117 projects online, Texas leads the nation when it comes to wind power. In September 2015, Comanche County, Texas joined the boom when Logan's Gap Wind Farm opened. Read more.


A remarkable wind power milestone for the Lone Star State

Wind Energy SmartBrief | Dec 01, 2016

It didn't take long for the Lone Star State to set a new wind energy high water mark. Less than two weeks ago, we reported on new wind power records in Texas and the Midwest, and on Monday records were shattered again. Read more.


What's the state of American wind power manufacturing?

Wind Energy SmartBrief | Dec 01, 2016

Manufacturing may be a struggling part of the American economy, but not for the factories, workers and companies that build wind turbines. Over 500 factories build wind-related parts and materials in 43 states, making everything from major wind turbine components such as nacelles, blades, towers and gearboxes, to internal components like bearings, slip rings, fasteners and power converters. Read more.


Wind energy ready to boost Ohio's economy

Wind Energy SmartBrief | Nov 30, 2016

Ohio has some of the country's best wind resources, but right now the state it letting them lie dormant. That's unfortunate because, if allowed to proceed, wind power growth in the Buckeye State is ready to create well-paying jobs while attracting millions of dollars into Ohio's economy. How did we get here? Read more.


Giving Tuesday -- a day to help wind power and veterans

Wind Energy SmartBrief | Nov 29, 2016

Millions of people around the world will come together to kick off the charitable giving season on #GivingTuesday. This global day of giving is the perfect way to support the causes you care about, like renewable, clean energy and jobs for veterans. Your donation to Power of Wind on Tuesday, Nov. 29, will fund our advocacy and education efforts throughout the next year to grow wind power. Read more.


Rural and rust belt America: wind power is ready to help

Wind Energy SmartBrief | Nov 28, 2016

There was quite a bit of news coverage over the holidays about President-elect Donald Trump's comments on wind energy to the New York Times. Here's what you need to know.


The concrete benefits of wind power for farmers

Wind Energy SmartBrief | Nov 22, 2016

Dr. Sarah Mills of the University of Michigan's Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy recently took a deeper look at what land lease payments mean for farmers in a paper entitled, "Farming the wind: The impacts of wind energy on farming." She sent a survey to 14 farmland townships throughout Michigan and received responses from over 1,200 landowners. Here are a few key findings.


Wind power blows away records in the Midwest and Texas

Wind Energy SmartBrief | Nov 21, 2016

As strong and consistent breeze has descended down upon Texas and the Plains states, and these gusts helped wind power break energy generation records on Texas's main grid, ERCOT, and the grid across the Plains states, the Southwest Power Pool. Read more.


Corporate America wants wind power

Wind Energy SmartBrief | Nov 17, 2016

In a trend that started nearly two years ago, businesses of all stripes continue to power more of their operations using wind energy. From tech companies to automakers, there has been demand for wind from customers across the board. And this month has brought more prominent examples. Read more.


Rural America keeps farming the wind

Wind Energy SmartBrief | Nov 16, 2016

We recently reported on the ways wind power has become an economic powerhouse for rural America, leading some observers to call wind "the new corn." Outlets across the US have picked up on this story. Read AWEA blog.


AWEA Fall Symposium: What lies ahead in 2017

Wind Energy SmartBrief | Nov 14, 2016

While it's not exactly breaking news any longer, the outcome of last week's Presidential and Congressional elections will still be on the forefront of all of our minds come Wednesday's panel. What does Donald Trump think about wind energy? What should we expect of his Presidency? What's on Congress's agenda next year and how does this fit into our plans? How can the industry grow its voice and power in Washington? So please join us for these important discussions and more at AWEA's Fall Symposium, Nov. 15 to 17 in San Antonio, Texas. Read more.


Wind power salutes America's veterans

Wind Energy SmartBrief | Nov 11, 2016

This Veterans Day, the US wind industry would like to thank the men and women who serve our country. We're also proud that many of the 88,000 jobs wind energy supports across the country are filled by veterans. Read more.


AWEA ready to work with President-elect Trump to strengthen US economy

Wind Energy SmartBrief | Nov 10, 2016

The American Wind Energy Association is ready to work with President-elect Donald Trump and his administration to assure that wind power continues to be a vibrant part of the U.S. economy. An unstoppable shift to a cleaner energy economy is underway, and the fundamentals of wind energy in America are strong. Read more.


No divide here: Both sides want wind power

Wind Energy SmartBrief | Nov 08, 2016

In the home stretch of the election cycle, with political polls continuing to fluctuate, one thing has remained constant throughout the entire campaign: Americans agree they want more clean energy, and wind energy in particular. The Pew Research Center found 77% of Donald Trump's supporters and 88% of Hillary Clinton's supporters want more wind farms built in the US. Read more.


Learn how to advocate for renewable energy on social media

Wind Energy SmartBrief | Nov 07, 2016

These days, social media channels such as Facebook and Twitter are no longer just for connecting with friends -- they are critical tools for communicating good news about your business to the public, decision makers, influencers and potential customers. That's why the Wind Energy Foundation's A Renewable America campaign is hosting a webinar Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 3:30 Eastern time on advanced social media techniques. Read more.




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