Advanced Power Alliance Recognizes Texas State Representative Jim Murphy as “Texas Energy Champion”

June 25, 2019 – Advanced Power Alliance President Jeff Clark and American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Vice President Susan Sloan presented the “Texas Energy Champion” award to Texas State Representative Jim Murphy (District 133 – West Houston) at a meeting in Houston this morning. The award was presented by the APA and AWEA in recognition […]

Solar Foundation – Solar Jobs Down 3 Percent Nationwide in 2018, But Some Key States See Job Growth

Uncertainty over tariffs, state policy impacts contribute to jobs reduction nationwide. The U.S. solar industry employs 242,343 workers as of 2018, a decline of nearly 8,000 jobs (3.2 percent) compared to 2017, according to the National Solar Jobs Census 2018 released today by The Solar Foundation. This marks the second year in a row that solar jobs […]

Like This: Facebook Buys More Wind Power

by Hannah Hunt – AWEA Here’s news we can all “like” today: Facebook announced plans last week to locate its newest data center in rural Nebraska. Thanks to a new renewable energy tariff provided by their future local utility, low-cost wind energy will power 100 percent of the facility. A big footprint This will be […]

Amazon Announces Its Largest Wind Farm to Date – A New 253 Megawatt Wind Farm in West Texas

Amazon Wind Farm Texas joins large Amazon wind and solar farms in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. Seattle, Washington – Amazon today announced “Amazon Wind Farm Texas,” a new 253-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Scurry County, Texas, that will generate 1,000,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually – enough energy to power almost 90,000 […]

How the FORTUNE 500 Are Driving New Markets for Clean Energy

More Companies are Choosing to Power Their Operations with Renewable Energy From AWEABlog, by Evan Vaughn What brings diverse companies like Amazon, Disney, General Motors, Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks and Walmart together? They’re all buying renewable energy or want to get in the market for it. From tech giants to household names, corporate America is shopping for […]

Governor Brownback: Wind power could supply 50 percent of Kansas electricity

Kansas has long been one of America’s wind power leaders; its installed capacity has doubled four times in the last 10 years, and it’s about to double again. In 2015, wind supplied nearly 24 percent of the state’s electricity, and according to Gov. Sam Brownback, that number will exceed 30 percent in 2016. And reaching […]

Siemens Receives Major Order from Westar Energy for 280-MW Wind Project in Kansas

Siemens to supply and service 122 wind turbines for Western Plains Wind Farm project 280-MW onshore wind power project to be located in Ford County, Kansas http://news.usa.siemens.biz/press-release/siemens-receives-major-order-westar-energy-280-mw-wind-project-kansas Siemens has been awarded an order from Westar Energy, Inc. to supply, support installation and provide service for 122 wind turbines for the Western Plains Wind Farm project […]

Going Carbon Neutral a Breeze for Philips North America with 100% Renewable Energy from Texas Wind Farm

Company expects to reduce carbon footprint by 125,000 metric tons yearly – the equivalent of CO2 produced by over 26,000 cars in one year Andover, Massachusetts – Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) today announced Philips North America will use 100 percent renewable energy for its North American operations by the end of 2016, a […]

Oklahoma’s Wind Industry Will Have Billion Dollar Positive Impact on Counties & Schools

New study shows benefits of investment in wind include additional $2-billion in fuel cost savings to ratepayers. Click here to download the study. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – A new study commissioned by the State Chamber Research Foundation finds that the wind farms currently built or under contract in Oklahoma will provide a billion dollars in […]

Procter & Gamble to Manufacture Iconic Brands Including Tide and Dawn with Wind Power

New Texas based wind farm to provide 100 percent of electricity to all P&G Fabric & Home Care plants in the United States and Canada. Procter & Gamble (P&G) and EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) partner to generate wind power to meet P&G’s North American Fabric & Home Care plants’ electricity demands. P&G turns the […]