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“Wind allowed my family to thrive”

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“Wind allowed my family to thrive”

I recently met Derrick, who told me he learned about the wind turbine technician profession via the reality television show, “Turbine Cowboys.”

A year ago, when his wife wanted to move closer to her relatives, it meant Derrick faced the challenge of finding a well-paying job to support his family in a small, rural town. As luck would have it, that small town was about to build a wind farm. He decided to become a wind turbine technician, just like the “cowboys” he saw on screen. Now he works at the facility with a dozen others maintaining turbines and generating clean electricity for the state of Texas.

“Had the wind boom not happened we would not have had the opportunity to raise our kids near our family,” said Derrick. “Not only did wind allow my family to thrive, it has given many other local individuals the same opportunity within the communities they were raised.”

Derrick isn’t the only one to benefit from the expansion of wind energy farms and manufacturing.

How you can help create more jobs in wind energy

We want to keep employing more Americans, including those in rural and Rust Belt areas who need help. Our goal is to keep up the job-growth momentum in 2017. That’s why we’re running a petition to congressional leaders asking them to support the stable investment policies we need in 2017 to keep growing renewable energy and creating good jobs. Take a moment to add your name. You’ll join 23,951 other supporters, and counting!

Another way you can help is to make a special year-end donation to Power of Wind of $20, $50 or whatever you can afford to help us advocate for wind energy jobs and keep factories open.

Thank you for supporting renewable wind power!

Wind Energy Progress

Anna builds and mobilizes AWEA's digital advocacy network, Power of Wind, to support the state and federal policies needed to advance American wind power. Additionally, she leads grassroots efforts to find champions of clean energy across the country and support wind farm projects. She is a proud graduate of the University of Michigan.

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