We’re halfway through #AmericanWindWeek– let’s see some highlights!

By Elizabeth Haraburda, Into the Wind, AWEA Blog

We’re halfway through the second annual #AmericanWindWeek! In more than 30 towns and cities across the country, communities and business leaders have gathered to celebrate a future powered by thin air. From North Dakota to Florida, and Oregon through New Jersey, Americans are celebrating the economic opportunities, job creation, energy independence and clean air created by wind power. The conversation has boomed on social media too. Here are some favorites from the first half of #AmericanWindWeek. Make sure to join the conversation! Continue reading here.

Creative Commons Photo, Flickr User Duke Energy

AWEA News Release: Rep. Blumenauer receives “U.S. Wind Champion Award”

PORTLAND, Ore. — The American Wind Energy Association named Rep. Blumenauer (D-OR) a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress at an August 7 event hosted by Avangrid Renewables, a renewable energy company and employer in the Portland area. AWEA is presenting U.S. Wind Champion Awards to select members of the 115th Congress who have taken action in support of American wind energy. The award ceremony is a highlight of American Wind Week, August 5-11, a national celebration of U.S. leadership in wind power.

“Wind energy powers homes, reduces carbon pollution, and creates jobs in rural communities—and the Pacific Northwest is leading the way,” said Rep. Blumenauer. “Now more than ever, we should be expanding access to clean energy sources that are affordable, efficient, and aid in our efforts to combat climate disruption. Our fight continues in Congress.” Read the entire news release here.