Last updated on: 10/16/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

“Utilities can typically add wind generation to their power supply mix without major adjustments in the planning, operations, or reliability of their systems, according to several recent studies looking at experience or modeling wind integration scenarios, as well as experience in Europe. In addition, wind power provides a hedge against fossil fuel price volatility since the ongoing costs of wind energy are relatively fixed. This ability to hedge fuel price fluctuations in a utility generation portfolio mix, combined with increasing customer awareness and demand for renewable energy, makes wind energy more valuable to utilities than ever before.”

“Utility Wind Power,” www.awea.org/utility (accessed Oct. 16, 2008)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“AWEA is a national trade association representing wind power project developers, equipment suppliers, services providers, parts manufacturers, utilities, researchers, and others involved in the wind industry – one of the world’s fastest growing energy industries. In addition, AWEA represents hundreds of wind energy advocates from around the world…”

“About AWEA,” www.awea.org/about, (accessed Oct. 16, 2008)

Mission:

“The mission of the American Wind Energy Association is to promote wind power growth through advocacy, communication, and education.”

“About AWEA,” www.awea.org/about, (accessed Oct. 16, 2008)

Other:
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Quoted in:
  1. How Is Wind Power Produced?
  2. Is Wind Power an Economical Alternative to Conventional Energy?
  3. Is Large-Scale Wind Power Production Environmentally Friendly?