- Educate lawmakers and the public about wind energy
- Advocate for state and federal legislation that promotes wind energy (such as the Federal Tax Production Credit)
- Host the annual wind energy conference, WINDPOWER
- Research wind energy and provide the most current industry information
- Provide opportunities for membership to individuals, non profits and companies
For the consumer, installer, policy maker or wind energy enthusiast, the AWEA website is a comprehensive source of information. The site lists
- Upcoming events
- Advocacy opportunities at the federal, state and grassroots level
- Wind energy issues including small wind, offshore wind, and community wind
- Resources including fact sheets, industry statistics, and market reports
Founded in the 1970's when oil prices were skyrocketing, able to weather challenging times in the 1980's and 90's, and currently expanding exponentially, the AWEA has a rich history of wind energy advocacy.
This blog is part of an on-going series highlighting thought leaders in the Non Profit sector.
The Politics of Energy - Educated Voices Needed
The next two years will be challenging for advocates of clean energy in America.
The new Republican majority in Congress is threatening to rollback the progress of the past 6 years. Fossil fuels (tar sands oil, coal and natural gas) are their energy sources of choice - with renewable energy (solar, wind, geothermal) pushed aside and starved of funding.
That is why the non-profit organizations we are highlighting in this series need your support. They have the means to educate - to inspire - to call to action - the people (like you) that can make a real difference in the debate - and keep us moving on the road to clean energy.
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