Economic Benefits

New graphic highlights wind economic benefits, ability to strengthen U.S. energy independence

New graphic highlights wind economic benefits, ability to strengthen U.S. energy independence

As you tell by AWEA's latest graphic, wind power doesn't just improve our economy. Now that wind is a mainstream source of electricity capable of providing enough electricity to power 15.5 million American homes, it strengthens U.S. energy independence as well.

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Congress returns next week from August recess and it's important that they know the Production Tax Credit and Investment Tax Credit must be extended before the end of the year. Otherwise wind-supported jobs and other economic benefits could go away. Find out ways you can take action by visiting the Power of Wind online community here: powerofwind.com/action

Here's the new graphic:

Be sure to check out another graphic we made earlier this month highlighting some of wind's many other benefits by clicking here: http://bit.ly/1qtwHBc.

Economic Benefits

David Ward is the primary point of contact for all press inquiries and manage AWEA’s day-to-day media relations. He also oversees media monitoring responsibilities and analyzes trends in the news about wind power. He owns a Master of Arts in Strategic Communications from Villanova University and earned a Commendation for Service from U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid due to work for the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC).

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