All Posts Tagged With: "American Wind Energy Association"
It will take time to rebuild the project pipeline, ensuring a slow year for new capacity additions in 2013. Continued low natural gas prices, modest electricity demand growth, and limited near-term demand from state RPS requirements have also
put a damper on industry growth expectations.
Despite nearly year-long uncertainity concerning the extension of the Production Tax Credit, 2012 was the best ever for domestic wind energy, according to the rcently released U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report from the American Wind Energy Association.24Apr2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The industry installed 13,124 MW with 4Q numbers showing 2012 was best year ever. In fact, for the first time it became the number one source of new U.S. electic generating capacity. Texas, California, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois are leaders,
with Colorado ranking 10th.
The extension of the wind energy Production Tax Credit(PTC), and Investment Tax Credits for community and offshore projects, will allow continued growth of the energy source that installed the most new electrical generating capacity in America last year.2Jan2013 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
“We’ll continue to push every way we know how until the tax credit is extended,” said Senator Bennet. It is an economic driver that’s critical to thousands of jobs in Colorado and tens of thousands of jobs across the country. At the same time it is strengthening and diversifying our energy profile.”5Aug2012 | admin | 1 comment | Continued
“In the United States, the market this year is very, very busy,” Vestas Chief Executive Ditlev Engel told a gathering of EU European affairs ministers and other senior officials. “But because of the potential lapse of the regulatory framework in the U.S., this market will probably go down 80 percent next year,” he warned.14Jun2012 | admin | 2 comments | Continued
Environmentalists are facing a conundrum: To fight green energy projects that they see as detrimental to their cause or to work with the developers and the authorities to minimize damages. The U.S. Dept. of Interior has made some suggestions that it thinks will help alleviate bird deaths associated with wind energy.23Apr2012 | admin | 1 comment | Continued
Despite the best efforts of the renewable energy industry, lobbyists and supporting politicians, the payroll tax cut extension Congress is finalizing this week will not include a key subsidy for renewable energy. Uncertainity reigns in the offices of wind energy officials as they look to 2013.16Feb2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
U.S. small wind added 25.6 megawatts of new capacity in 2010, a big number for an industry that typically adds capacity in increments of one to ten kilowatts at a time. What do the big numbers from small wind’s annual report mean? The numbers, just released at the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Small and Community Windpower Conference, showed impressive growth. They also showed impressive resilience with a strong performance in a troubled economy.20Sep2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued