The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has named Representative Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., as a US Wind Champion for his role in shaping US leadership in wind power.
Blumenauer was recognised for his support for wind energy at an event on 7th August by Avangrid Renewables, during American Wind Week. AWEA is presenting the 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, which is taking place currently until 11th August and acts as a national celebration of US 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.”
Kevin Lynch, Avangrid Renewables’ managing director of external affairs praised Blumenauer’s efforts on behalf of the growing number of farmers, ranchers, and their families and communities who benefit from wind energy investments, stating that Avangrid Renewables is now running a growing network of wind farms thanks to his vision.
Read more at the full article at Renewable Energy Magazine.