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AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan: Help us celebrate #AmericanWindWeek Aug. 6-12

AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan: Help us celebrate #AmericanWindWeek Aug. 6-12
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AWEA CEO Tom Kiernan penned a new post on Medium today, looking at exciting news from 2017’s second quarter and announcing an important new celebration: #AmericanWindWeek.

Next week, we’re launching the first-ever #AmericanWindWeek. Wind power proponents from across the country will highlight the benefits wind brings to towns from coast to coast. Make sure to help us spread the word on social media by using #AmericanWindWeek.

Here are a few highlights from Tom’s post:

What if I told you orders for your business were up 40 percent over this time last year?

Would you feel optimistic? Excited? Ready to grow your workforce?

Because that’s the case for American wind power.

“We’ve got over a quarter of a billion dollars going into the pockets of landowners, and let me tell you, that is a big deal,” said Kansas rancher Pete Ferrell. “The wind farm on my ranch has made my family, my land and my community more resilient, and I’m grateful for that.”

Benefits like these flow to Mr. Ferrell and millions of Americans just like him because U.S. wind turbines are №1 in world productivity, among countries with the most wind energy. Because of U.S. innovation, a typical 2-megawatt wind turbine in the U.S. powers an average of 510 homes — nearly twice as many as turbines in China or Germany.

To celebrate all of this good news, we’re launching the inaugural #AmericanWindWeek August 6–12. We want to take a moment to recognize U.S. wind power leadership — modern wind energy was born in America, and we lead the world in tapping into this everlasting resource.

All week long, we’ll highlight this American success story at wind farm open houses, charity events and on social media, culminating at the Fowler Wind Fair in Fowler, Indiana. Fowler is a perfect example of how wind brings new opportunity to rural America.

Join the conversation on social media using #AmericanWindWeek, and help us celebrate America’s spot atop the leader board!

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Greg is the Writer and Content Manager for AWEA. He is the head editor and writer for Into the Wind, and oversees AWEA's online content and opinion writing. Greg holds a Master's degree in Global Environmental Policy from American University's School of International Service. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Journalism from Lehigh University.

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