Achievements in American Wind Energy

 

Electricity buyers – whether they are utilities, municipalities, universities or Fortune 500 companies – are increasingly seeking to make wind energy a major part of their energy portfolios. Wind power comprised more than 25 percent of all new U.S. electric capacity additions in 2017, representing $11 billion in new investment.

750

homes powered by only one turbine

173

billion dollars invested in wind energy

500

manufacturing sites in the United States

88K

MW of installed wind power

WEF is working to level the playing field

 

Wind Energy Foundation is proud of its role in helping secure long-term incentives for wind energy and other renewable energy sources. The wind industry’s federal tax credit has succeeded in spurring an industry that now employs over 100,000 Americans, and delivers clean, low-cost energy across the nation. Wind energy has made up less than 3 percent of all federal energy incentives since 1947.

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The A Renewable America (ARA) Jobs Tour educates the public and key decision makers about the job creation and economic benefits of the American wind and solar energy sectors. The Jobs Tour is currently active in ten states across the country.

 

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The Grid Campaign is focused on accelerating deployment of renewable energy by shaping market rules, utility procurements, and transmission planning.

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Electric Nation: Powered by Wind is enlisting wind energy supporters to become active on social media to educate others about the importance of accelerating the United States’ transition to this clean, homegrown source of electricity.

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Wind Fast Fact #18: During 2015, over 500 wind-related manufacturing facilities across 43 states produced a product for the U.S. wind energy industry.

June 30, 2015

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