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Calif. State Senator De Leon To Keynote WINDPOWER

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 26, 2017

Renewable energy advocate Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de Leon will be keynoting the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2017, taking place in Anaheim, Calif., next month. According to AWEA, the Democratic senator is the California senate’s “most powerful [Read More]

U.S. Wind Power Now Supports More Than 100,000 Jobs In All 50 States

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 19, 2017

Having installed more than 8 GW of new wind power for a second straight year, the U.S. industry now supports a record-high 102,500 jobs.

DOE Reveals 2018 Collegiate Wind Competition Participants

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 11, 2017

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the 12 collegiate teams chosen to participate in the third Collegiate Wind Competition, taking place at next year’s American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER Conference and Exhibition in Chicago. The competition, led by [Read More]

Student Wind Turbine Challenge Comes to WINDPOWER 2017

Posted by Betsy Lillian on April 04, 2017

The “National KidWind Challenge” is coming to the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) WINDPOWER 2017 Conference & Exhibition next month. The challenge is a wind turbine design and performance competition for students in grades four through 12. The teams will [Read More]

CanWEA Spring Forum To Delve Into Canada, U.S. Wind Action

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 29, 2017

The Canadian Wind Energy Association (CanWEA) is highlighting the keynote addresses for its upcoming CanWEA Spring Forum, taking place on April 4-5 in Gatineau-Ottawa, Quebec. In addition to a lineup of wind energy stakeholders, the program will feature keynote addresses [Read More]

AWEA, IWEA: Expect Big Things For Iowa’s Wind Industry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 27, 2017

By continuing to grow the state’s thriving wind industry, more than 17,000 wind-related jobs could be in Iowa by 2020, according to recent Navigant Consulting analysis, as highlighted by the Iowa Wind Energy Association (IWEA) and the American Wind Energy [Read More]

AWEA: Ohio Wind Industry In Jeopardy Under Proposed Bill

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 22, 2017

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is speaking out against a proposed Ohio bill that the group says would reduce the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) into an “unenforceable goal” and, in turn, slam the brakes on wind power investment. [Read More]

Four-Year U.S. Wind Forecast Sees Quarter-Million Jobs, 35 GW Of New Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 09, 2017

The expansion of American wind power is poised to drive 248,000 jobs and $85 billion dollars in economic activity over the next four years, according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), citing a new report from Navigant Consulting. These [Read More]

With Five States In ’20 Percent And Up’ Club, Wind Thrives In Rural U.S.

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 06, 2017

Seeing as 99% of U.S. wind turbines are situated in rural areas, wind energy’s steady growth has been accompanied by a surge of investment in rural America, says the American Wind Energy Association.

Study: Wind Turbines Posing Significant Threat To Hoary Bat Species

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 27, 2017

A new study from Bat Conversation International claims that wind turbines may be threatening the survival of one of North America’s most widespread migratory bats, the hoary bat. According to the nonprofit group’s study, published in Biological Conservation, the hoary [Read More]