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Tuesday, 13 August 2013 16:48

WIND POWER: MADE IN AMERICA

By Kevin O'Rourke 08/13/2013

“Made in America” labels have long signified superior quality products, produced from the hard work and innovation of our friends and neighbors.

Manufacturing and suppy chain jobs 28final29

Tuesday, 16 July 2013 14:52

Windmill man optimistic about the future

July 16 -- Green energy has been at the center of bitter political fights in recent years, but Tom Kiernan sees a glass half full — at the very least — when it comes to the future of the wind power industry in the United States. >>View Article

July 3 -- Rolf Westgard’s July 1 letter doesn’t give American wind power the credit it deserves in terms of its impressive growth and record of cutting emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants. >>View Article

June 5 -- I've supported wind energy from the outside for many years, as a promising source of clean energy for America and hope for our future. Now I'm excited to get the chance to lead the U.S. industry and its campaign to make good on that promise. >>View Article

Friday, 26 April 2013 15:07

Wind Power Lobby Names New CEO

April 26 -- The wind industry’s main trade association has snagged Tom Kiernan, the longtime president of the National Parks Conservation Association, to be the energy group’s next CEO. The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) is bringing him on board as the growing industry faces major political battles, including the looming expiration of a key tax credit that received a short-term extension in January's fiscal cliff agreement. >>View Article

March 14 -- Wind energy generation rose 17% and constituted 3.5% of total U.S. electricity produced in 2012, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) reports. Wind energy made up at least 10% of generation in nine states last year, up from five states in 2011, AWEA says, citing data from the Energy Information Administration. Iowa and South Dakota reached generation levels greater than 20% throughout 2012. In a total of 14 states, wind energy represented 5% or more of total generation. >>View Article

March 7 -- Last year, wind power accounted for more new generating capacity than any other energy source in the U.S., which topped the 60,000 MW mark for installed capacity for the first time. Illinois ranked fifth among states for most new capacity installed in 2012, according to state rankings by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). >>View Article

February 28 -- Whether he was working to amend the production tax credit's (PTC) definition or speaking out in favor of wind energy during the U.S. presidential campaign, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has repeatedly found himself in the middle of efforts to extend the wind energy industry's biggest legislative priority. After all, Grassley is not known as the father of the modern-day PTC for nothing. >>View Article

Tuesday, 12 February 2013 18:25

Xcel: Wind Power Notches New Record in January

February 12 -- Colorado’s windy plains generated records for electricity production in January, Xcel Energy Inc. said Monday. About 1 a.m. on Jan. 16, Xcel’s Colorado system carried a record total of 1,960 megawatts of wind power for an hour, enough to support the demands of about 490,000 homes. >>View Article

Thursday, 31 January 2013 15:56

Green Energy Groups Dump ALEC Membership

January 31 -- Solar and wind energy trade groups have quit the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) over its bid to scuttle state-based green electricity mandates, according to a published report. >>View Article

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