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Could Phasing Out The Production Tax Credit Actually Save It?

December 14, 2012 by Jim Pierobon
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A proposal by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) to phase out of its key federal subsidyby year-end 2018 in return for its immediate extension could mark a new era in assessing the fiscal costs and the economic and environmental benefits of all energy subsidies.[read more]

Karl Rove Says Extending Key Wind Tax Credit ‘Should Be A Priority’

June 6, 2012 by Joseph Romm
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GOP political strategist Karl Rove has added his voice to the list of prominent conservatives who support tax credits for the wind industry. Speaking at a conference sponsored by the American Wind Energy Association today, Rove called on Congress to extend the expiring production tax credit, according to Businessweek:“We’ve got a growing...[read more]

Brasil's Booming Wind Power Sector [Interview]

June 5, 2012 by Henry Spethmann
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At Windpower 2012 I had the chance to quickly catch up with Lauro Fiuza, President of the Brasilian Wind Energy Association. The Brasilian wind energy market already has more than 1,500 MW installed and is expected to grow to over 30 GW by 2025.[read more]

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With further PTC uncertainty, where is the wind industry going in 2013?

June 4, 2012 by Henry Spethmann
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At Windpower 2012, the annual conference of the American Wind Energy Association, the industry's major challenge is apparent everywhere: from the General Session, to the sidehalls, to the breakout sessions. The wind power industry, despite tremendous growth, is still entirely dependant on a hodgepodge of federal support programmes for it...[read more]

Wind Power’s CO2-Cutting Impact Disputed

June 4, 2012 by Nino Marchetti
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Inconsistency of supply is one of the biggest drawbacks of renewables such as wind and solar. Put simply: the wind doesn’t blow all day, and the sun doesn’t shine at night. Now scientists are saying that the sporadic supply of renewables coupled with an inefficient power grid means that carbon emissions, in real terms, are not...[read more]

Industry advocates: Jobs will be lost if Congress doesn’t act

December 11, 2010 by Michael Giberson

My title is taken from the subtitle of a story in the Arizona Republic, the headline is: “Solar supporters link future to subsidies.” The “solar supporters” and “industry advocates” referred to are the Solar Energy Industries Association and the American Wind Energy Association, both actively lobbying Congress for extension of the so-...[read more]

The continuing debate over wind power and net emissions

October 3, 2010 by Michael Giberson
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We’ve discussed the complicated relationship between wind power and the net reductions in greenhouse gas and other emissions here previously. Industry viewpoints come to expected conclusions – it is no surprise that the Colorado oil and gas industry promotes the view that wind is less special that claimed, nor that the American Wind...[read more]

Fueling Wind's Surge

April 13, 2010 by Geoffrey Styles
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Last week the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released its annual report on the US wind industry. By most measures it reflects another banner year. New wind power installations topped 10,000 Megawatts for the first time, bringing cumulative capacity to just over 35,000 MW, roughly 93% of which was added in the last 10 years. Last...[read more]

US Maintains Top Wind Energy Position

April 8, 2010 by Vicky Portwain
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The US is still the wind energy world leader according to a report released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today. The US Annual Wind Energy Industry Report claims that despite a slower rate of increase in manufacturing the US remains number 1 in industry rankings. 10 new manufacuring facilities were opened in 2009. AWEA...[read more]

Push for More Wind Power Where Most Needed

March 30, 2010 by Jonathan Smith

Chicago Tribune reporter Julie Wernau got this blogz attention with the title of her article, “Putting wind-generated power where it’s needed.” Her article focuses upon 2 critical elements: 1) putting turbines where wind energy is suitable and 2) building wind farms that are capable of linking to the grid. A new NREL study offers great...[read more]

The trouble with wind power

February 18, 2010 by Marc Gunther
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By most measures, wind energy has been a great business lately. The U.S. wind energy industry shattered previous records in 2008 by installing 8,358 megawatts (MW) of new generating capacity, and did even better in 2009, building out another 9,922 MW. That’s enough wind power to deliver electricity to 4.4 million homes, according to the...[read more]

Renewed Call for Renewable Energy Stanard

February 11, 2010 by Jonathan Smith
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Corresponding on the environment for Reuters, Deborah Zabarenko (with editing by Stacey Joyce) notes U.S. industry executives from the wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal and biomass sectors are pushing for another reconsideration of a federal renewable energy standard. Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association asserts...[read more]

Another Energy Bill?

February 10, 2010 by Geoffrey Styles
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When the first flakes of the second major snowstorm in less than a week began to fall on Northern Virginia, it occurred to me that I might not be in a position to post for a couple of days. I had intended a longer posting covering all the topics mentioned in a renewable energy conference call that I dialed into yesterday, but then I've...[read more]

Wind power makes record gains in 2009

January 26, 2010 by Joseph Romm
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Guest post by Tom Kenworthy, Senior Fellow, American Progress. While Congress moved in fits and starts in 2009 on bipartisan legislation to spur the deployment of renewable energy and reduce global warming pollution, the U.S. wind energy industry powered ahead at a record pace. Issuing its end-of-year report, the American Wind Energy...[read more]

A mighty wind

January 25, 2010 by John Whitehead

Despite a crippling recession and tight credit markets, the American wind power industry grew at a blistering pace in 2009, adding 39 percent more capacity. The country is close to the point where 2 percent of its electricity will come from wind turbines. While that is still a small share, it is up from virtually nothing a few years ago...[read more]