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  • Wind Energy Foundation Quarterly Newsletter – January 2017

    A WORD FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Donors and Friends – As we enter a new year that portends significant changes in the federal government’s approach to climate change and other pressing issues, one feature of the American energy landscape remains constant: the excitement that Americans of......

  • The Wind Energy Foundation is hiring!

    The Wind Energy Foundation (WEF), a nonprofit organization focused on accelerating the nation’s shift to clean, domestically-produced renewable energy and delivering solutions to climate change, seeks a Program Associate to provide critical research, writing, and administrative support for the Foundation’s work. This position reports to......

  • New Report Finds More Wind Energy Would Provide Benefits for Iowa Businesses, Homeowners

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  • Business leaders and everyday worker advocates are needed for renewable energy economy shift

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  • Wind Energy Foundation Quarterly Newsletter – October 2016

    A WORD FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR   Donors and friends- I recently returned from Hamburg Germany, where I participated in the Global Brands Summit, a meeting of over two dozen top communications executives of global renewable energy companies. Our focus was the brand of wind energy.......

  • Liz Salerno joins WEF’s Board of Directors

    The Wind Energy Foundation is pleased to welcome Liz Salerno, Director of Policy and Strategy at Siemens Power Generation Services, to our Board of Directors. Salerno is a leading wind energy market and policy expert who has been active in the wind energy arena on......

  • Wind Energy Foundation Quarterly Newsletter – July 2016

    A WORD FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR   Donors and friends – One of the keys to the success of the Wind Energy Foundation is the power of storytelling. Our flagship A Renewable America (ARA) campaign educates and persuades the public and decision makers to support renewable energy......

  • Wind Energy Foundation Announces a New Social Media Contest, ‘Renewable America Champions’

    As part of the A Renewable America campaign, the Wind Energy Foundation is launching “Renewable America Champions,” a social media contest for employees of the renewable energy industry, which we define broadly to include employees of private-sector companies that are developers, builders, suppliers, and purchasers......

  • Peter Wells, Ron Stimmel Join WEF’s Board of Directors

    We are pleased to announce the addition of Peter Wells, Vice President, Service, for Vestas and Ron Stimmel, Senior Program Manager, Global Renewable Energy Strategy, for Amazon to the Wind Energy Foundation’s (WEF) Board of Directors. Peter and Ron have a wealth of knowledge that will......

  • Fixing Ohio’s Renewable Policies in 2016 Could Save Consumers $3.4 Billion

    The Ohio legislature could save consumers nearly $3.4 billion by 2030 by allowing the freeze on the state’s renewable energy standard to expire and fixing its wind setback law in 2016, according to a new report produced by A Renewable America (ARA), the American Wind......

  • U.S. Department of Energy Collegiate Wind Competition 2016

    Come participate in several Collegiate Wind Competition opportunities during AWEA WINDPOWER 2016. Meet students as they visit your booths to learn more about your work and industry players; check out the students’ wind turbine prototypes during a special industry hour; and vote on your favorite......

  • Opportunities for Women in American Wind Power on the Rise

    As wind power ramps up, installing more new electricity generating capacity than other energy source last year, so are new opportunities for jobs and leadership positions for women in the U.S. wind energy industry. These changes will be reflected at this year’s WINDPOWER 2016 in New Orleans from May......

  • Carbon Pricing Works: An Opportunity For Virginia To Lead On Clean Energy

    A Businesses for a Healthy Climate report The Clean Power Plan, issued by the EPA in August 2015, requires certain carbon-pollution reductions from the electric-power sector by 2030 and gives states the flexibility to design their own implementation plans. This Clean Air Act rule-making provides......

  • Carbon Pricing Works: An Opportunity For Pennsylvania To Lead On Clean Energy

    A Businesses for a Healthy Climate report The Clean Power Plan, issued by the EPA in August 2015, requires certain carbon-pollution reductions from the electric-power sector by 2030 and gives states the flexibility to design their own implementation plans. This Clean Air Act rule-making provides......

  • Carbon Pricing Works: An Opportunity For New Hampshire To Lead On Clean Energy

    A Businesses for a Healthy Climate report The Clean Power Plan, issued by the EPA in August 2015, requires certain carbon-pollution reductions from the electric-power sector by 2030 and gives states the flexibility to design their own implementation plans. This Clean Air Act rule-making provides......

  • Utilities support Michigan curbing its own carbon under federal Clean Power Plan

    By Emily Lawler of MLive LANSING, MI — Michigan utilities, businesses and advocacy groups on Tuesday responded positively to Gov. Rick Snyder’s intent to implement a state-based carbon reduction policy to comply with the federal Clean Power Plan. “DTE supports Gov. Snyder’s decision to move forward......

  • Michigan to Develop Its Own State Carbon Implementation Plan to Ensure It Retains Control of Its Energy Future

    September 1, 2015 – The State of Michigan today announced it will develop its own State Carbon Implementation Plan (SCIP) to ensure it retains control of its energy future. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on August 3 issued its first-ever rule to limit carbon emissions......

  • ARA Minnesota Training

    A Renewable America, with organizing and planning facilitated by AWEA regional partner Wind on the Wires, was pleased to host the first in a series of media and public engagement trainings on August 27th in the Twin Cities metro area. Co-hosted by local renewable businesses,......

  • Wind Vision Ambassadors Clean Power Plan Webinar

    Webinars have been instrumental in recruitment and media engagement efforts. On August 6, the Wind Vision Ambassador program hosted a webinar on the release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan and how the Plan will impact the wind industry. The webinar led with......

  • The Military’s Positive Experience with Renewable Energy

    On July 22, our Businesses for a Healthy Climate campaign organized a successful luncheon briefing in Norfolk, Virginia, with business and civic leaders, military leaders and top state officials, including Gen. (Ret.) Ronald Keys, former Commander of Air Combat Command at Langley Air Force Base,......

  • Iowa farmer takes Pope’s side on climate change

    By DEAN REYNOLDS / CBS NEWS / June 18, 2015, 7:52 PM DAVENPORT, Iowa— Iowa farmer Tom Wind grows a lot more than soybeans and corn. He’s been planting 400-foot wind turbines at his farm in Greene County, Iowa. The turbines are able to fuel a 2,000 horsepower engine.......

  • WEF Announces Businesses for a Healthy Climate

    Businesses for a Healthy Climate is a new coalition of businesses and nonprofit organizations, led by the Wind Energy Foundation, focused on educating the public and decision makers about the business imperative of addressing climate change at the national level through carbon pricing.  Our coalition......

  • WEF Announces Wind Vision

    The Wind Vision campaign is a joint educational effort of the Wind Energy Foundation and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) to educate the American public, the media and decision makers about the potential for, and the many benefits of, expanded wind energy in the......

  • WEF Announces A Renewable America

    A Renewable America is dedicated to educating the public about the benefits of renewable electricity technologies. And the benefits are many. Not only does renewable electricity save businesses and homeowners money, but it also supports economic growth and creates jobs all across the country. In......