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AWEA: Investing in Wind Energy Requires Stable PTC Policy

Strong investing and rising growth in the wind energy industry has been delivering homegrown energy resources to fuel the American economy, and put more people back to work. With help from the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC), wind energy projects are helping to keep electricity rates low and widescale development projects coming online. According to […]

December 10th

China Wind Farm Maintenance a $3bn Annual Market by 2022

The largest wind energy market in the world, China currently has more than 100GW of operational wind capacity. This is equivalent to around 65,000 wind turbines currently in service, and China is steadily connecting more than 30 additional turbines to the system daily. Costs for maintaining and operating China’s wind turbines are currently running at […]

November 5th

Iowan’s Favorite Day? “Wind ‘sday”

Combining easy daytrips with collecting photos of warrior wind turbines can be an enjoyable weekend pastime for the whole family. There are so many wind farms in the state of Iowa, that it’s becoming a hot trend. Giant wind turbines are awesome-looking, appealing to all ages. The sheer size of a giant wind turbine can […]

October 24th

Wind May Power the Future Economy

So far, the story of the US renewable energy transformation has skipped a key chapter, which is the exploitation of our massive offshore wind power potential. In the offshore wind category, the US has been lagging far behind other nations. However, the spotlight is starting to swing out to embrace this wind power option, and […]

June 17th

Siemens Pursuing Strong Offshore Wind Power Development in UK and EU

The opening of the London Array, the world’s largest offshore wind power plant, with 174 Siemens wind turbines installed in the Thames estuary, Siemens is well-positioned to continue to lead the way in offshore wind power development in the UK and EU. Their massive turbines, rated at 3.6 MW and with rotor diameters of 120 […]

October 25th

2012 Election Energy Policy Choice

The presidential candidates in this year’s election are increasingly rallying their base by pointing out the differences in their philosophies and showcasing the choice before Americans. As voters, we get a chance to choose the direction of the country based on these very different approaches. But is either side telling the truth, and how would […]

September 21st

How is coal power so cheap? (Hint: it’s because you’re subsidizing it)

The idea that coal is cheaper than wind and solar is what keeps coal in the forefront of energy production in the U.S. But what if the idea itself is completely flawed? The American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity is actively promoting the benefits of coal power. If you see an ad on a website […]

September 4th

People want Renewable Energy. Who will give it to them?

Two new polls out this week show that Americans want their future energy supply to be renewable. A mid-January USA Today/Gallup poll found that 83 percent of Americans want incentives for alternative energy, which put it at the top of their list for Congress to work on. And a February 7 Pike Research survey on […]

February 7th

Wind Power’s Greatest Enemy — The Changing Winds of Political Economy

Following the Democrats’ “shellacking” in the November midterm elections, the American conversation has now accelerated in its derision of government. After the Republicans used a belligerent cry of consumer cost escalation to defeat cap and trade — a market concept the GOP initially embraced over a carbon tax model —  US energy policy remains antiquated, […]

November 19th