American Petroleum Institute includes wind in its annual energy report for first time

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American Petroleum Institute includes wind in its annual energy report for first time

Jack Gerard, head of the American Petroleum Institute, in releasing his group’s first ever annual report with chapters on each renewable energy sector, listed sectors in which the U.S. holds world leadership. Wind energy is one of these sectors. The U.S. is the leading producer of wind energy worldwide thanks in part to the productivity of our turbines.

API, in its annual State of American Energy report, included an entire section on wind written by the American Wind Energy Association. In contrast, API’s 2014 State of American Energy report did not mention “wind” once.

More wind energy was under construction in 2014 than ever before in America. API’s report is the latest indication that energy industry leaders are recognizing renewables’ increasing prominence in our energy mix and how diversified many energy companies have become.

Clean, affordable, homegrown energy isn’t just a notion for the future – it’s available today.



Shauna Theel is the Deputy Director of Digital Media at the American Wind Energy Association. She oversees AWEA's digital media content and strategy, ensuring that the message of clean, affordable, and American wind power is heard loud and clear across media platforms. Prior to joining AWEA, she worked at the watchdog group Media Matters for America for four years. As the Climate and Energy Program Director at Media Matters, she oversaw the group's rapid response communications, long-term research analyses, and outreach efforts related to energy and environmental policy. In this role, she served as the public face of the team, giving interviews to press outlets, and giving presentations everywhere from Capitol Hill to the National Press Club. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Political Science.

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