Denise Bode to leave the AWEA

Currently still head of the AWEA: Denise Bode (Photo: AWEA)
Currently still head of the AWEA: Denise Bode (Photo: AWEA)

Denise Bode, head of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), announced in mid-December that she would be resigning as of 1st January. After her four year period of office as head of the AWEA she is returning to her work as a freelance tax lawyer.

One of Bode’s most important tasks has been the repeated renewal of tax breaks for wind power in the USA, the so-called Production Tax Credits (PTC). Bode sees the conditions as positive for a continuation of the tax credit of 2.2 US-ct/kWh for wind power by a further year and says: “There is now a strong, bipartisan team of Congressional champions for the wind industry, and the all-important extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC). When that is secured, all of my goals from the AWEA board will have been accomplished.”Bode’s interim successor will be Rob Gramlich, who has been working for the AWEA since 2005. Previously Gramlich held the position of Senior Vice President for Public Policy.

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