The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has been inducted into the National Environmental Hall of Fame in acknowledgement of the association's decades of accomplishments in promoting the use of wind power.
‘This award is a great honor, coming at time when renewable energy, especially wind power, stands on the threshold of dramatically changing how America powers its economy,’ says Randall Swisher, executive director of AWEA. ‘It's also proof that environmental stewardship and economic development can go hand in hand – more than 50 new wind equipment manufacturing plants have been announced or opened since the beginning of 2007.’
Hans Detweiler, AWEA manager of state legislation and policy, accepted the honor on behalf of the association at a ceremony in Chicago. AWEA was recognized along with other top environmental leaders, including The Sierra Club, Geothermal Energy Association and American Solar Energy Society.
SOURCE: American Wind Energy Association