PORTLAND, Ore. — The American Wind Energy Association named Rep. Blumenauer (D-OR) a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress at an August 7 event hosted by Avangrid Renewables, a renewable energy company and employer in the Portland area. AWEA is presenting U.S. Wind Champion Awards to select members of the 115th Congress who have taken action in support of American wind energy. The award ceremony is a highlight of American Wind Week, August 5-11, a national celebration of U.S. leadership in wind power.
"Wind energy powers homes, reduces carbon pollution, and creates jobs in rural communities—and the Pacific Northwest is leading the way," said Rep. Blumenauer. "Now more than ever, we should be expanding access to clean energy sources that are affordable, efficient, and aid in our efforts to combat climate disruption. Our fight continues in Congress."
"Wind energy's success is a tribute to Rep. Blumenauer's efforts on behalf of the growing number of farmers, ranchers, and their families and communities who benefit from these investments," said Kevin Lynch, Avangrid Renewables' managing director of external affairs. "From our headquarters in Portland, we are running a growing network of wind farms thanks to his vision."
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