AWEA Association News
Mnuchin agrees with Grassley, PTC phaseout a done deal
Wind Energy SmartBrief | Jan 24, 2017
In case you missed it, an important exchange took place last week during Treasury Secretary Nominee Steven Mnuchin's confirmation hearing. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, looked to confirm a response Mnuchin gave in a meeting before the hearing, in which he agreed the phaseout of the wind energy Production Tax Credit should remain in place. Read more.
New US Fish and Wildlife Service data: wind's golden eagle impacts remain low
Wind Energy SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2017
The US Fish and Wildlife Service has released new data that should ease the minds of those concerned about wind energy's potential impacts on golden eagles -- it confirms impacts remain small. Read more.
Top 4 things said about wind during Perry's nomination hearing
Wind Energy SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2017
Energy secretary nominee and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry highlighted wind energy throughout his Senate confirmation hearing. Here are the top four things said about wind during Rick Perry's nomination hearing yesterday.
New FWS data: Wind's golden eagle impacts remain low
Wind Energy SmartBrief | Jan 18, 2017
The US Fish and Wildlife Service has released new data that should ease the minds of those concerned about wind energy's potential impacts on golden eagles -- it confirms impacts remain small. FWS studied causes of mortality of satellite tagged North American golden eagles from 1997 to 2013. Researchers then extrapolated their findings to paint a more complete picture. Here's what they found.
Which states make buying wind power easy for big brands?
Wind Energy SmartBrief | Jan 17, 2017
We know that big brands are setting ambitious targets for renewable energy procurement. More than a dozen Fortune 500 companies, including Wal-Mart, Google and General Motors, have committed to 100% renewable energy targets. We also know wind energy is the top choice to power their brands. Read more.
US wind jobs continue booming, top 100,000
Wind Energy SmartBrief | Jan 16, 2017
The Department of Energy has released a report highlighting the booming nature of renewable energy jobs -- wind power positions now top 100,000. More Americans now work in wind than in nuclear, coal, natural gas or hydroelectric power plants. Learn more.
American wind jobs crack 100,000 according to Energy Dept.
Wind Energy SmartBrief | Jan 13, 2017
Wind power employs just over 100,000 Americans according to new data released today by the Department of Energy, more than work at nuclear, natural gas, coal or hydroelectric power plants. The report also finds the wind industry employs veterans a rate 50% higher than the national average. Read more.
Wind across rural and Rust Belt America powers big brands
Wind Energy SmartBrief | Jan 12, 2017
More and more Fortune 500 companies are emerging as major customers of American clean energy and, according to a new report released from the American Wind Energy Association, we now know what, where and how they are buying. Read more.
Big news in N.Y.: Gov. Cuomo calls for huge offshore wind commitment
Wind Energy SmartBrief | Jan 11, 2017
Big news from New York this week: Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for enough offshore wind development to power 1.25 million homes. While delivering his state-of-the-state address, the governor also asked the Long Island Power Authority to approve a 90-megawatt project off the coast of Long Island, which would generate enough electricity to power 50,000 homes. Read more.
Study: State renewable policies create benefits we all want
Wind Energy SmartBrief | Jan 10, 2017
Stronger state renewable portfolio standards were a common trend in 2016. There's a good reason why so of them are choosing these policies: they create large net consumer, employment, health, and environmental benefits, according to a new study this week from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. Read more.
Energy Dept. Annual Energy Outlook projects doubling of wind energy
Wind Energy SmartBrief | Jan 09, 2017
There's good news from the Department of Energy today. The department's annual report projecting the future of energy in America shows wind power capacity will double from 76 gigawatts today to 152 GW by the year 2023. Read more.
Wind power and wildlife thrive together
Wind Energy SmartBrief | Jan 06, 2017
Yesterday was National Bird Day, offering a good chance to share the positive story about wind energy and birds. What do some of America's most respected conservation groups think about wind power? "Audubon strongly supports properly sited wind power as a renewable energy source that helps reduce the threats posed to birds and people by climate change." Read more.
Make your voice heard: Wind Power on Capitol Hill 2017
Wind Energy SmartBrief | Jan 05, 2017
A new president and a new Congress are coming to town in the New Year and we need you to help brief the new decision makers on all the ways wind energy works for America. On Feb. 15 and 16, AWEA will hold its annual Wind Power on Capitol Hill event, the year's biggest opportunity to visit Washington and meet your representatives in Congress. Read more.
Gov. Kasich ensures wind power has a future in Ohio
Wind Energy SmartBrief | Jan 04, 2017
During the holidays, Ohio Gov. John Kasich took an important step you might have missed: he vetoed a bill that would have made the state's renewable portfolio standard voluntary for the next two years. That would have essentially frozen further renewable energy development in Ohio. Read more.
Top six wind power trends of 2016
Wind Energy SmartBrief | Jan 03, 2017
As we close the book on 2016, let's take stock of where wind power stands and reflect on some of the year's biggest trends. Here's what really stuck out to us here at AWEA.
SmartBrief will not publish Monday
Wind Energy SmartBrief | Dec 30, 2016
In observance of the New Year's holiday, SmartBrief will not publish Monday. Publication will resume Tuesday.