Hart Energy visited American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) in the middle of its Windpower 2019 conference held in what’s been oil and gas central for decades. AWEA says this is a testament of the evolution of wind power from a new technology to a mainstay of 21st Century U.S. energy production.
Jessica Morales sat down with Jana Adams, AWEA’s senior vice president, on the exhibition floor. “We are one of the fastest growing industries in terms of jobs. We have intentionally focused on that this week to make sure that everyone knows that renewables are just a big source of jobs for a community. We are seeing that growth in Houston, as well as the rest of Texas,” Adams said.
To make such a large-scale build out of renewable energy viable in India over the next decade, the country will have to make its electricity grid more responsive and integrated.
Energy firm Innogy, in the process of being broken up by parent RWE and rival E.ON, could team up with oil majors to build offshore wind farms in the booming U.S. market, one of its board members said.
Europe-based Royal Dutch Shell is outpacing U.S.-major counterparts in non-fossil-fuel investing.