Fueling Wind's Surge

April 13, 2010 by Geoffrey Styles

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

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]

Senate ‘Buy American’ Clause Awaits Wind Industry Reps as They Descend on Washington

March 10, 2010 by Tim Hurst

Wind industry leaders push Congress for a strong RES. (Photo: © Mesquite53 | Wind energy industry descends on Capitol Hill to push for passage of a national renewable energy standard as the best way to ‘buy American’ in the long run. More than one hundred wind energy representatives are traveling to Washington D.C...[read more]

Renewable Energy and Domestic Content

March 8, 2010 by Geoffrey Styles

The current scuffle between the US Congress and the wind industry began last fall with reports of a large wind farm in Texas involving both Chinese investors and Chinese wind turbines. It ratcheted up last week, with four key Senators proposing to close the "loophole" that enables renewable energy projects built with imported hardware to...[read more]

New Study Reveals No Health Effects From Wind Turbine Sound

December 17, 2009 by Vicky Portwain

The British Wind Energy Association has welcomed the findings of a further study demonstrating that there is no evidence of health effects from wind turbines. The joint AWEA / CanWEA report on Wind Turbine Sound and Health Effects was put together by a multidisciplinary panel who conducted the most extensive study of its kind to date....[read more]

U.S. wind energy industry installed 1,649 MW in third quarter, more than Q2 and Q308

October 20, 2009 by Joseph Romm

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released its third quarter (Q3) market report today.  Their news release noted: Since the early July announcement of rules to implement the stimulus bill, the wind industry has seen over 1,600 MW (enough to serve the equivalent of 480,000 average households) of completed projects, and...[read more]

BP likes US wind

October 7, 2009 by Doris de Guzman

There must be something in the US wind energy market that attracts big oil and energy firm BP. Last month, BP said it will focus its wind energy portfolio in the US while at the same time divesting its wind power interests in India. BP's subsidiary, BP Energy India Private Limited (BPEIPL), which owns and operates three wind farms in...[read more]

Wind power doubles in US in two years

September 5, 2008 by ToddWallace

Wind power capacity increased from 10 gigawatts in 2006 to 20 gigawatts today. AWEA expects the U.S. wind industry to reach a total capacity of about 24.3 gigawatts by the year’s end. Such expansion would mark wind as one of the fastest-growing electricity sources in the nation, second only to natural gas, in terms of production...[read more]