Author: Carl Levesque

Carl has been a part of the AWEA team since 2006. He brings both his expertise in communications as well as experience with the evolving wind energy industry to the job of overseeing AWEA's online and written publications including the Wind Energy Weekly, WINDPOWER Update, WINDPOWER Today, and various print materials.
He has worked as a journalist in the energy industry as a staff writer for Public Utilities Fortnightly magazine and in the association sector as senior editor at Association Management magazine. He also has covered the home-building industry, where his areas of greatest interest were sustainable development and "smart growth," and has written articles for numerous other publications as a freelance writer.
Carl received his B.A. from James Madison University and spent some time in New Orleans employed as a teacher as well as working with homeless youth.


  • Manufacturers, governors, environmentalists, steelworkers agree: Keep scaling up wind

    5 December 2014 by Carl Levesque

    Resounding support, individually and collectively—that’s how to characterize America’s sentiment toward the success story of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy. Among individual Americans, we’ve already reported the…

  • Report finds Minnesota wind jobs have more than doubled

    24 November 2014 by Carl Levesque

    Thanks in part to the input of American Wind Energy Association members, a recently published report on Minnesota puts some numbers to the tremendous economic impact that wind power can…

  • First Wind’s Employer of Year award reflects its commitment to community

    14 November 2014 by Carl Levesque

    First Wind scholarship winners, image via First Wind. It’s no wonder the New England Clean Energy Council (NECC) and the NECEC Institute recently awarded wind energy developer First Wind the…

  • Made-in-USA: Northern Power Systems exporting wind products to Asia

    3 November 2014 by Carl Levesque

    Turbine manufacturer Northern Power Systems, already a great U.S. export story, has officially entered a new market, and it’s one it says is poised for growth. The company has commissioned…

  • Good news: Record wind growth creating new jobs

    29 July 2014 by Carl Levesque

    This year we’ve heard a lot about record construction numbers in the wind energy industry. That translates into a hiring surge in the 43 states with jobs in the turbine…