Rain, Sleet, or Snow – Wind Works As Part of a Resilient Electric Grid

By Evan Vaughn, from AWEABlog Extreme weather like this week’s plunging temperatures is becoming easier for power grid operators to manage, thanks to an increasingly diverse electricity supply including more low-cost, reliable wind generation. The strength of the U.S. electricity system is on display this week even as “one of the strongest East Coast winter […]

Quote Round-Up: What People are Saying About DOE’s “Grid Resiliency” Proposal

By Greg Alvarez – AWEABlog Somewhat lost amid the tax reform debate, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) continues to debate a new rule proposed by the Department of Energy (DOE). DOE’s resiliency proposal would act as a subsidy for coal and nuclear plants while throwing competitive energy markets into disarray. There has been no […]

Coalition Speaks Out Against Unfair Tax Increases Targeting Oklahoma Wind Investors

The Wind Energy industry has worked with lawmakers in Oklahoma to end every state tax incentive for wind energy development.  Despite this, anti-wind groups are working to raise taxes on wind investors even higher by removing wind energy from the many industries that currently qualify for the Manufacturers Sales Tax Exemption.  Mark Yates, Oklahoma Director […]

Amazon Launches Biggest Wind Farm Yet

Company’s Renewable Energy Projects Will Together Generate Enough Clean Energy to Power More Than 330,000 Homes Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that its largest wind farm yet—Amazon Wind Farm Texas—is now up and running, adding more than 1,000,000 MWh of clean energy to the grid each year. Amazon has launched 18 wind and solar projects […]

U.S. Wind Power Donates $1 million to Hurricane Harvey Relief

From AWEA:Companies in the American wind energy industry today announced they will donate $1 million to Hurricane Harvey repair and rebuilding as keystone partners of Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat Hammers Back initiative. Participating companies as of this release include Apex Clean Energy, Blattner Energy, Duke Energy, EDF Renewable Energy, EDP Renewables, Enel Green Power North […]

Wind Coalition Responds to Yet Another Misleading OIPA Op-Ed

More misleading op-eds from OIPA in Oklahoma.  Using wind as a diversion to avoid scrutiny of oil and gas tax credits has become OIPA’s primary strategy.  The Wind Coalition supports all energy producers and, in fact, Wind Coalition members are some of Oklahoma’s largest natural gas purchasers.  But, The Wind Coalition will not sit idly […]

Explore Every US Wind Farm and Factory on AWEA’s Interactive map

From AWEABlog  by Hannah Hunt, American Wind Energy Association Our first-ever American Wind Week is in full swing, delivering exciting updates on the falling costs of wind, progress in the offshore wind market, and overwhelming public support for wind across the country. But we’re not stopping there. Today we’ve released a new interactive map that […]

Target Signs Power Purchase Agreement for Kansas Wind Energy

Leading American retailer Target Corporation has entered into a wind power partnership with Infinity Renewables (“Infinity”), buying 100 megawatts of the energy produced byInfinity’s 474 megawatt Solomon Forks Wind Project to offset 100% of the energy used at 150 Target stores throughout the region. The Solomon Forks Wind Project is located across 50,000 acres of […]

EDF Renewable Energy Recognizes American Wind Week alongside Kansas State Legislators

Wind energy is America’s largest source of renewable energy capacity supporting over 100,000 U.S. jobs across all 50 states. Modern wind turbines were invented in the U.S. and American wind projects are among the most productive in the world. This week is the first American Wind Week, when businesses, schools, government and communities across the country […]

Apex Clean Energy Celebrates Delivery of Wind and Solar Power to Fort Hood

Represents largest-ever renewable energy procurement for U.S. military Killeen, Texas – Apex Clean Energy (Apex) today celebrated the final delivery of the largest renewable energy project serving the U.S. Army at Fort Hood. Drawing wind power from the 50.4 MW Cotton Plains Wind project in Floyd County, Texas, and solar power from the on-base 15.4 […]