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2009-05-07 15:15:00

More than 17,000 attendees and more than 1,200 exhibitors have gathered in Chicago this month for the world's largest conference of wind energy leaders. "Wind energy accounted for almost 50 percent of the new generation capacity added in the US last year," said Denise Bode, CEO of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) "Clean energy, energy independence, that's what wind energy is all about, and it is the future of the United States." Darrin Russell of Southwest Windpower explained how...

2009-05-05 14:00:00

First Commercial-Scale Urban Wind Power System for Rooftop Use Customers With Small Footprints, Moderate Wind Can Expect Short Payback AKRON, Ohio, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Green Energy Technologies LLC, a privately held company founded in 2006, announces the launch of WindCube(R), a 60kW rooftop wind turbine designed for on-site power generation by commercial and industrial power users in urban and suburban locations. The turbine, which captures and amplifies the wind, fills a previously...

2009-04-15 04:20:00

TORONTO, April 15 /PRNewswire/ - More than 25 North American experts will discuss opportunities, trends and challenges related to community wind energy projects at a unique online conference on May 26 and 27, 2009 (http://www.greenenergyconferences.com). At a time when communities are trying to find new and affordable sources of energy, wind energy projects that are mid-scale, locally owned and designed to maximize benefits at the local level provide a compelling alternative to traditional...

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2009-04-14 07:20:00

In the burgeoning industry of wind energy, Texas remains the undisputed leader, but competition in other areas of the country is growing fierce.   According to a new report released by the American Wind Energy Association on Monday, the state of Iowa has recently unseated California for the number two spot, Producing more than 7,100 megawatts of wind energy per year, Texas far outshines Iowa and California, who generate 2,791 and 2,517 megawatts per year, respectively.  But in...

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2009-04-04 14:10:00

Industry officials said on Friday that the push to boost U.S. electric generation from wind and other renewable energy sources is forcing U.S. lawmakers to address the contentious issue of whether states or the federal government should have final authority to site new power lines.Head of the American Wind Energy Association, Denise Bode, said national oversight of transmission development is critical to exploit the country's abundant wind energy resources.Thousands of miles of new...

2009-02-17 08:31:00

TULSA, Okla., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Renewable Energy World North America begins March 10 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with a Keynote Session dedicated to offering the most current insights into what the next four years may hold for the industry. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030618/PENNWELLLOGO) Leaders of the major renewable industry trade associations plus a senior executive from Host Utility NV Energy will join in a roundtable discussion on the...

2009-02-09 07:00:00

Project would facilitate movement of 12,000 MW of energy from wind rich areas NOVI, Mich., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC) today announced that over the past year it has worked to develop the "Green Power Express", a network of transmission lines that would facilitate the movement of 12,000 megawatts (MW) of power from the wind-abundant areas in the Dakotas, Minnesota and Iowa to Midwest load centers, such as Chicago, southeastern Wisconsin, Minneapolis and...

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2009-02-03 13:25:00

Wind power capacity jumped 50 percent last year to over 25 gigawatts in the US alone, making the nation the world's top producer of wind power, according to an industry survey released on Monday. The US replaced Germany as the world's No. 1 source of wind power installations, however Germany gets a much higher percentage of its electricity from wind power, according to industry figures. New US wind energy installations totaled 8,358 MW for a total installed capacity of 25,170 MW compared to...

2008-11-14 12:00:19

Aubrey K. McClendon, Chairman of the American Clean Skies Foundation (ACSF), announced today that Denise Bode, Chief Executive Officer of ACSF, would be leaving the foundation next month to become the President of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). "We are very proud of what Denise has helped build at the American Clean Skies Foundation," said McClendon. "We wish her continued success in her new position and look forward to continuing to work closely with Denise. We share the...

2008-11-14 12:00:19

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today announced the appointment of Denise Bode as its new CEO, effective January 2, 2009. Bode will succeed Randall S. Swisher, who is retiring after a 19-year stint with AWEA. Bode, who is currently CEO of the American Clean Skies Foundation, is a nationally recognized energy policy expert and served for nine years on the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Her experience in the energy field is extensive and includes seven years as President...