Tom Kiernan used his speech at the opening session of the WINDPOWER 2013 Conference & Exhibition in Chicago to outline some of his immediate priorities when he takes over as CEO of the American Wind Energy Association. Kiernan said among his initial priorities will be to come up with a long-term strategy for strengthening both the wind industry and AWEA. After the session, Kiernan told reporters that AWEA's top priority is extending the wind-energy Production Tax Credit.

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