Peter Kelley

Peter Kelley leads AWEA's Public Affairs Department; provides strategic communications advice to the industry; and oversees media relations, publications, social media, and advocacy advertising. He previously was principal of RenewComm LLC, a PR firm for clean energy companies and nonprofits, and started his career as a newspaper reporter. He holds a bachelor’s in Government from Harvard University.

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    Have a transformer to lend?

    Getting your wind farm online requires sourcing not just the 8,000 components in a modern wind turbine,...

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    How to think about the falling price of U.S. wind power

    Wind energy has never been more affordable, the Department of Energy’s Berkeley National Laboratory announced recently in...

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

    Last month, AWEA released a report that comprehensively rebuts claims made by Exelon, the largest merchant owner...

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    HOMEGROWN

    America can get 20% of its electricity from the wind by 2030, a projection from the George W. Bush administration1 which the U.S. Department of Energy is currently updating all the way to 2050. Wind energy has become a new drought-resistant cash crop for America's family farmers and ranchers, using no water,...

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    CLEAN

    Wind energy is among the fastest, cheapest, largest-scale ways to reduce carbon pollution today. U.S. wind power avoids the carbon pollution of 28 million cars.   As wind energy continues scaling up from today's 4% to 20% of the U.S. power grid and beyond, it can reduce America’s entire carbon footprint by...

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    New Hampshire Senate votes to continue support for renewable energy

    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 cost-effective, environmentally friendly wind farms. Wind energy and related activities have created nearly 1,000 jobs in New Hampshire and provide revenues for...

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    It's official: U.S. wind energy blew away old record for installations in 2012

    The U.S. wind energy industry set a new record with over 13 gigawatts (GW) installed in 2012, topping 60 GW of cumulative capacity, en route to being America's favorite source of new electric generation! Read all about it on the official White House blog — http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/01/30/record-year-american-wind-industry – and in AWEA's Newsroom: http://www.awea.org/newsroom/pressreleases/officialyearendnumbersreleased.cfm...

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    PRESS RELEASE: Wind energy top source for new generation in 2012

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Ellen Carey ecarey@awea.org 202.249.7357 WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. wind energy industry had...

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    Congress extends wind energy tax credits for projects that start in 2013

    'Fiscal cliff' deal preserves America’s leading source of new electric generation WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 1 – Congress has included the long-sought extension of wind energy tax credits in final passage of a bill to avert the "fiscal cliff" that now moves to President Obama for his expected signature. America's 75,000 workers in...

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    PRESS RELEASE: Congress extends wind energy tax credits for projects that start in 2013

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Ellen Carey ecarey@awea.org 202.249.7357 WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 3 – Congress included the long-sought...

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