07 May '13, 1pm

New AWEA Leadership Urges Strategy, Unity for US Wind Industry

Gabriel Alonso, incoming chair of AWEA and CEO of EDP Renewables North America , acknowledged the smashing success seen in 2012 -- 42 percent of all energy installed in the U.S. was wind -- but said that's really just "another chapter in the book we're all writing: the book of success." Efforts continue to quickly move wind energy down the path to becoming the most competitive source of electricity. New turbine technologies are helping lower costs. Extending the PTC with new clarifications means the industry and its stakeholders "are willing to commit billions in new projects over the next few years," he said. But more has to be done, and Alonso set a new goal: 8,000 MW of new wind energy capacity each year. "Everything we do must converge around that goal," he emphasized, and with that he pitched a five-point plan for AWEA. Strengthening the industry's sole trade organiza...

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