With more than 2,300 megawatts under construction, a year that started off with virtually no new wind power being installed in the U.S. might just finish decently.
An EPA report cites natural gas for reducing electrical-generation emissions, but the wind industry says a closer look shows wind power deserves credit too.
We learned months ago that 2012 was a big year for U.S. wind; here are 10 things from the industry’s annual report that you might not have known.
Ten states accounted for 77 percent of the record-breaking 13,124 megawatts of new wind power capacity installed in the U.S. in 2012.
Extend the production tax credit at 2.2 cents per kilowatt-hour now, then gradually decrease the subsidy until it disappears for projects put in service after 2018, the AWEA tells Congress.
The wind industry says the election proves wind power is a winning issue, while the leading U.S. solar group says it knows it has a friend in Barack Obama.
Nuke giant Exelon argues the PTC is unfair, and gets bounced from the wind industry trade group. Meanwhile, a turbine tower manufacturer prepares to close down.
Vestas trims its Pueblo, Colo., wind tower workforce, the latest cutback amid continued uncertainty regarding the fate of the production tax credit.
U.S. wind power reaches 50 gigawatts in generating capacity and a conservative Republican from Iowa becomes the loudest voice for extending the industry’s key subsidy.
New research says grid inefficiencies cancel out some of wind power’s carbon savings – but the wind industry says the study is flawed.