AWEA Releases U.S. Wind Industry Annual Market Report

More electricity, more jobs, a cleaner environment, and energy security

Washington, D.C.: The U.S. wind energy industry is expanding as established industry leaders maintain their top position and manufacturing continues to grow albeit at a slower rate than in 2008, according to the annual wind industry market report released today by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). This year’s report features new categories for offshore wind power and educational and training programs, as well as expanded information under previously existing categories such as manufacturing and project updates.

"Jobs, business opportunities, clean air, energy security—wind power is delivering today on all those fronts for Americans," said AWEA CEO Denise Bode. "Our annual report documents an industry hard at work and on the verge of explosive growth if the right policies—including a national Renewable Electricity Standard (RES) -- are put in place. A national RES will provide the long-term certainty that businesses need to invest tens of billions of dollars in new installations and manufacturing facilities which would create hundreds of thousands of American jobs."

Read the full story by AWEA. April 13th, 2010.