Wind Leaders Meet With Senate Over RES Passage

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The American Wind Energy (AWEA) Association continues to apply pressure on Congress to pass a federal renewable electricity standard (RES) by the August recess.

On July 14, senior executives from the largest industry players arrived in Washington, D.C. to meet with members of the Senate and encourage quick passage of energy legislation that includes a strong RES.

The executives are as follows:

  • Don Furman, senior vice president of business development, transmission and policy at Iberdrola Renewables (Portland, Ore.);
  • Mike Garland, CEO, Pattern Energy (San Francisco, Calif.);
  • Joe Condo, vice president and general counsel, Invenergy (Chicago, Ill.); and
  • Peter Duprey, CEO, ACCIONA Energy North America (Chicago, Ill.)

According to AWEA, a series of inconsistent and unstable policies have cost America its leadership in renewable energy and energy efficiency manufacturing and production. Many wind turbine component manufacturers have almost ceased receiving orders because of the slowdown in power purchase agreements and uncertainty regarding a long-term policy for renewable energy, AWEA says.

SOURCE: American Wind Energy Association

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