Author: Peter Kelley

Peter leads AWEA's public affairs department and provides strategic communications advice to the industry. He was previously principal of RenewComm, LLC, a public relations firm for clean energy clients, and directed communications for the League of Conservation Voters, National Environmental Trust, and American Rivers. He began his career as a reporter, covering politics in Washington for Newhouse Newspapers and the National Security News Service; Pennsylvania's capital for the Harrisburg Patriot-News; and Michigan's Upper Peninsula for a chain of weekly newspapers.

Peter was communications coach to the University of Maryland Solar Decathlon team, and taught public relations management as an adjunct professor at American University. He holds a B.A. in Government from Harvard University. 

  • Have a transformer to lend?

    3 October 2014 by Peter Kelley

    Getting your wind farm online requires sourcing not just the 8,000 components in a modern wind turbine, but a myriad of other elements – such as the all-important transformer that…

  • How to think about the falling price of U.S. wind power

    25 August 2014 by Peter Kelley

    Wind energy has never been more affordable, the Department of Energy’s Berkeley National Laboratory announced recently in releasing its new 2013 Wind Energy Technologies Market Report and a companion slide…

  • Utility leaders, nuclear owners, FERC Commissioner publicly rebut Exelon's anti-PTC campaign

    24 April 2014 by Peter Kelley

    Last month, AWEA released a report that comprehensively rebuts claims made by Exelon, the largest merchant owner of nuclear power plants in the country, that the renewable tax credit is…


    America can get 20% of its electricity from the wind by 2030, a projection from the George W. Bush administration which the Department of Energy is currently updating all the…


    The average price of U.S. wind power declined 58% from 2009 to 2013.

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