Industry Trends in the U.S. Wind Energy Sector
On Aug. 11, 2015, Pew hosted a webinar for the Clean Energy Business Network titled “Industry Trends in the U.S. Wind Energy Sector.” The webinar reviewed the findings of two recent U.S. Department of Energy studies: the 2014 Wind Technologies Market Report and the 2014 Distributed Wind Market Report. which feature detailed analyses by Jose Zayas, director of the Wind and Water Power Technologies Office in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.
Michael Goggin, senior director of research for American Wind Energy Association, discussed the Wind Technologies report’s implications and the market impacts of pending policies, such as renewal of the production tax credit and implementation of the Clean Power Plan.
Daniel Shurey, an analyst with North American Wind, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, reviewed the current status of private investment in wind energy and other clean energy technologies, comparing trends in the U.S. with those in other countries.