Wind energy has new support for its use as a clean, renewable alternative to fossil fuels. A new national coalition, called Wind Energy Works! will actively engage the public in discussion about the merits of wind energy, says the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), a Washington, D.C.-based trade association for the wind energy industry.
Although organization of the coalition was spurred by the AWEA, Wind Energy Works!' initial membership list includes a wide array of organizations, including the Earth Policy Institute, the American Corn Growers Association, the Union of Concerned Scientists, the Izaak Walton League of America, the Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Technologies, Green Energy Ohio and the Clean Energy Partnership.
"By combining the resources of its members and creating a unified message and communication infrastructure, the coalition will engage in every aspect of the wind energy conversation across this country and let no myth or falsehood about wind go unanswered without the facts about wind energy's tremendous benefits," says coalition member Susan Sloan, The Wind Coalition, Austin, Texas.