Author: Peter Kelley

Peter leads AWEA's public affairs department and provides strategic communications advice to the industry. He was previously principal of RenewComm, LLC, a public relations firm for clean energy clients, and directed communications for the League of Conservation Voters, National Environmental Trust, and American Rivers. He began his career as a reporter, covering politics in Washington for Newhouse Newspapers and the National Security News Service; Pennsylvania's capital for the Harrisburg Patriot-News; and Michigan's Upper Peninsula for a chain of weekly newspapers.

Peter was communications coach to the University of Maryland Solar Decathlon team, and taught public relations management as an adjunct professor at American University. He holds a B.A. in Government from Harvard University. 

  • Utility leaders, nuclear owners, FERC Commissioner publicly rebut Exelon's anti-PTC campaign

    24 April 2014 by Peter Kelley

    Last month, AWEA released a report that comprehensively rebuts claims made by Exelon, the largest merchant owner of nuclear power plants in the country, that the renewable tax credit is…


    America can get 20% of its electricity from the wind by 2030, a projection from the George W. Bush administration which the Department of Energy is currently updating all the…


    The average price of U.S. wind power declined by 43% from 2009 to 2012.


    Wind energy is among the fastest, cheapest, largest-scale ways to reduce carbon pollution today.

  • New Hampshire Senate votes to continue support for renewable energy

    28 March 2013 by Peter Kelley

    The New Hampshire state Senate voted 20-4 today against a moratorium on new wind energy projects in the state. The decision allows communities in New Hampshire to continue to develop…