AWEA is the national trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. We represent 1,000 member companies and over 114,000 jobs in the U.S. economy, serving as a powerful voice for how wind works for America. Members include global leaders in wind power and energy development, turbine manufacturing, and component and service suppliers.
(Source: AWEA, 26 June, 2019) Contact: Tom Kirnan, CEO,
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The South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and other research institutes note they have "conclusively demonstrated that the option of new wind, solar PV and flexible generation capacity in South Africa delivers the least-cost electricity price trajectory in the years ahead to 2050 and beyond, as well as least water consumption, lowest carbon emissions and the most jobs.
According to this scenario, wind would be the largest source of electricity by 2040. The DoE foresees 12 GW of wind by 2030, 38 GW by 2040 and 50 GW by 2050." (Souce: Eskom, MyBroadBand, 4 May, 2019)Contact: Eskom, Barry MacColl, GM Testing and Development, www.eskom.co.za; CSRI, www.csir.co.za
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"We strongly support and thank Senators Heinrich and Gardner for introducing the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Development Act and committing to modernizing the U.S. energy supply. Americans want their homes and businesses to be powered by clean energy. Spurring investment in our country's energy storage technologies, along with transmission, will advance clean energy, create new jobs and help bring America's power supply into the 21st century," said Tom Kiernan, CEO, AWEA.
However, current law only allows energy storage to qualify for an ITC (tax credit) when paired with a solar project under certain circumstances. The flexibility and market efficiencies resulting from accelerated energy storage investment would spur new wind farm development and job creation, according to AWEA.
(Source: AWEA, reve, 13 April, 2019) Contact: AWEA, Tom Kiernan, CEO, www.awea.org
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AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan said, "We applaud Representative Doyle for his effort to modernize the U.S. electricity supply with the Energy Storage Tax Incentive and Deployment Act. Like the power transmission lines that make up the grid, energy storage is a catalyst technology that makes the entire electricity supply more affordable and reliable. Expanding investment tax credit eligibility to all energy storage technologies would spark new clean energy infrastructure investment, grow American jobs, and help ensure our electricity supply is ready for future challenges."
Energy storage helps balance power supply and demand instantaneously by storing electricity from low-cost energy sources, like wind, and releasing that power during periods of high demand. (Source: AWEA, PR, 4 April, 2019) Contact: AWEA, Tom Kiernan, CEO, www.awea.org
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Supporters of the policy include Exelon Corp., First Solar and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), and the former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, say it's a climate policy that makes economic sense.
Exelon has reportedly contributed $1 million to the initiative and
AWEA is offering financial support, according to Americans for Carbon Dividends.
(Source: Americans for Carbon Dividends, GTM, 20 June, 2018) Contact: Americans for Carbon Dividends , firstname.lastname@example.org, www.afcd.org
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"GE Renewable Energy will now add to the state's remarkable base of renewables by helping local utility Alliant Energy erect 190 turbines at two new sites -- Upland Prairie in the state's northwest corner and English Farms further southeast -- to contribute additional 470 megawatts to Iowa's renewables capacity, enough power to supply the equivalent of 180,000 American homes.
"Those two new projects will also propel GE Renewable Energy to break a record of its own: The business unit's onshore wind capacity in North America now exceeds 40 gigawatts. Its 25,000-plus turbines now have the capacity to power the equivalent of 11 million U.S. homes.
"Worldwide, the stats are even more impressive. GE Renewable Energy has more than 60,000 MW of onshore wind turbines installed across the globe -- enough to theoretically supply all of Indonesia.
"Since entering wind energy 15 years ago, GE Renewable Energy has provided turbines for some of the largest sites in the U.S, including the 845 MW Shepherds Flat Wind Farm in Oregon and the Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center and Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm in Texas. The company also supplied five 6 MW turbines for America's first offshore wind farm near Block Island, Rhode Island.
"GE's own contributions speak to a larger truth: Wind is blowing up. In the last decade, U.S. wind capacity has tripled to 54,000 wind turbines with a combined capacity of nearly 90,000 MW housed in 41 states, as well as Guam and Puerto Rico. Wind power is now the largest source of renewable generating capacity in the U.S., according to the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)."
(Source: General Electric, May 21, 2018) Contact: GE, www.ge.com/contact/general
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The House version of the legislation proposes to cut the value of the credit and change the start of construction terms for qualification. According to AWEA, the House bill changes are "sending shock waves through the market" and if passed into law could slash the number of new US wind energy project in half. (Source: AWEA, BNEF, Renewables Now, Others 10 Nov., 2017) Contact: AWEA , Tom Kiernan, CEO, www.awea.org
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The companies -- Apex Clean Energy, Blattner Energy, Duke Energy, EDF Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables, Enel Green Power North America, E.ON, Goldwind Americas, Hannon Armstrong, Invenergy, Leeward Renewable Energy, MAP Royalty, Pattern Energy, TPI Composites and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA – are donating $1 million in aggregate to support repairs and rebuilding efforts in areas impacted by the storms.
(Source: Pattern Energy, NA Wind Power, Various Others, 11 Sept., 2017) Contact: Pattern Energy, Matt Dallas, (917) 363-1333, email@example.com, www.patternenergy.com;
Habitat for Humanity, www.habitat.org; AWEA, Tom Kiernan, CEO, www.awea.org
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Twelve states commissioned a total of 25 wind projects with Texas installing 724 MW in the first quarter, followed by Kansas, New Mexico and North Carolina with 481 MW, 242 MW and 208 MW, respectively. (Source: AWEA, LCG Consulting, 4 May, 2017)Contact: AWEA, Tom Kiernan, CEO, www.awea.org
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During the campaign, Trump notoriously criticized wind turbines as being too expensive and that the industry cannot survive without the tax credit. Governor Terry Branstad optimistically says "that was before the election" and Trump has assured him the wind production tax credit will remain. "I know there are those that would like to undo some of the things that have been done, but I feel confident it's going to be maintained. And I think that President Trump recognizes how important renewable energy was to his victory here in Iowa and the heartland."
Branstad notes that former Texas Governor Rick Perry is now Trump's energy secretary, and that Texas is the nation's number one wind energy producer. And, according to AWEA, there could be 250,000 jobs in the U.S. wind energy sector by 2020. (Source: KGLO Radio, Others, 28 Mar., 2017)
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Among the reports findings are the following:
Access the Jobs and Economics Impacts Resulting from U.S. Wind Projects 2017-2020 report
HERE. (Source: AWEA, Navigant, 10 Mar., 2017)Contact: AWEA, Tom Kiernan, CEO, Lindsay North, Media Relations and Outreach, (202) 431-4587, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.awea.org;
Navigant Consulting Inc., (800) 621-8390, www.navigant.com
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