Rewarded With Wind
Rewarded With Wind educated and mobilized rural Americans in support of wind energy.
Since the Fall of 2013, the Wind Energy Foundation (WEF) has recruited, trained, and mobilized hundreds of business people and other community leaders to help strengthen renewable energy policy. WEF deploys these leaders to communicate with decision makers, the media, and public about the economic benefits of wind and other renewable energy.
WEF expanded this work in 2017 as part of a pilot project, in collaboration with American Wind Action, to rural America with Rewarded with Wind (RWW). RWW focused on broadening the currently underutilized pool of natural allies in three key states – Texas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska to assist with the advancement pro-wind policies.
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In March 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released Wind Vision, a definitive report showing that wind energy can become one of America’s top electricity sources by mid-century while delivering consumer savings that reach tens of billions of dollars a year. The new analysis, an update to the 2008 Bush Administration report, “20% Wind Energy by 2030,” projects that wind energy can meet 10 percent of the U.S. electricity needs by 2020, 20 percent by 2030, and 35 percent by 2050, and provides a road map for government and industry to get there.
Wind energy is already working in communities across the country. Leaders from those communities and from the industry are coming together now to help ensure that America’s elected officials and the public understand the role wind plays in our economy today – and its potential to provide even more benefits in the future. The Wind Energy Foundation and the American Wind Energy Association are organizing a group called the Wind Vision Ambassadors to tell that story.
Wind Vision Ambassadors are working from coast to coast to help explain wind’s benefits for local communities, key states and the nation’s broader environmental and economic goals. As decision makers and the broader public learn more about the value and viability of wind energy, we believe they will join us in the campaign to achieve the Wind Vision.