Author: Michael Goggin

Michael Goggin joined AWEA in February 2008. As Director of Research, Michael works to promote transmission investment and advance changes in transmission rules and operations to better accommodate wind energy on the power system while maintaining system reliability. Prior to joining AWEA, he worked for two environmental advocacy groups and a consulting firm supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s renewable energy programs. Michael holds an undergraduate degree with honors from Harvard University.

  • How wind energy helps keep the lights on despite variable winds

    12 February 2015 by Michael Goggin

    As the infographic above explains, wind energy can help reliably meet a large portion of the nation’s electricity needs today. That means that states can turn to wind energy to…

  • Cold? Take comfort. Wind energy is saving you money

    7 January 2015 by Michael Goggin

    As the Midwest faces extreme cold this week, wind energy is once again helping to save consumers money. During the “polar vortex” deep freeze that occurred one year ago today,…

  • Keeping score: why is a three-week PTC extension virtually worthless?

    3 December 2014 by Michael Goggin

    For the last year, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and bipartisan wind energy supporters in Congress have been clear that the Production Tax Credit (PTC) would have to be…

  • New York Times story shows progress, but there is more work to be done

    24 November 2014 by Michael Goggin

    A recent piece in the New York Times highlighted the progress that has been made to lower wind energy’s costs in tandem with performance-based incentives like the Production Tax Credit. …

  • Fact Check: Wind can help Texas affordably comply with EPA’s Clean Power Plan

    19 November 2014 by Michael Goggin

    On Monday, the Texas grid operator (ERCOT) released its estimate of the impact of the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which regulates emissions of carbon dioxide from existing power plants and…

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