ERCOT – What About Reliability?

Don’t believe fossil-funded dark money groups promoting doomsday to prop up dirty energy donors. They are unreliable.  Dark money groups (secretly, but most likely funded by out-of -state fossil fuel companies), are making claims that ERCOT is on a path to a “reliability crisis.” They want to create a panic to justify propping up dirtier, […]

Report: Companies Leading the Renewable Energy Buying Revolution Should Participate in the Transmission Planning Processes

Participation could help ensure companies can deliver on their own clean energy targets, as well as shape the grid’s future. Large U.S. companies are acting on renewable energy goals at a record pace. Through August of this year, they have already procured nearly 4 gigawatts of utility-scale wind and solar capacity — breaking the previous full-year […]

Nestlé Waters North America Signs Renewable Energy Agreement with ENGIE Resources

Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), together with ENGIE Resources, today announced they have signed a renewable energy agreement through which ENGIE will supply over 50 percent of the energy needed for NWNA’s manufacturing and distribution facilities in Texas. With this agreement, NWNA operations in Travis, McLennan, Dallas, and Harris counties will be supplied by renewable wind energy from the Midway Wind […]

Opinion: Retain Process for Wind Farm Approval Near Bases

Originally published in the San Antonio Express-News on September 16, 2018. https://www.expressnews.com/opinion/commentary/article/Retain-process-for-wind-farm-approval-near-bases-13230906.php By Bishop Garrison and Sarah E. Hunt Americans empower our military leaders, with appropriate oversight, to make the best decisions for the men and women under their command. That’s why it’s troubling to see that lately, some politicians are confused about the technical […]

Corporate Customers Show Up for #AmericanWindWeek

From AWEA Blog, by Hannah Hunt: As we close out #AmericanWindWeek, it’s been thrilling to see towns, communities, local leaders and wind industry workers gather across the country to celebrate wind power. Importantly, Fortune 500 companies and business leaders also showed up. Corporate purchasers of wind voiced their support nationwide, touting the economic and environmental […]

The J. M. Smucker Company Announces Renewable Energy Agreement

Smucker signs renewable energy purchase agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy for 60 MW of 230 MW Plum Creek Wind Project Agreement reflects Smucker’s commitment to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions intensity By 2020, approximately 50 percent of Smucker’s total electricity use is expected to be addressed by wind energy produced at Plum Creek As […]

Texas Wind – Guest Editorial by Dr. M. Ray Perryman

Guest Editorial by Dr. M. Ray Perryman, President and CEO – The Perryman Group Texas has more capacity to generate electricity from wind than any other state. In fact, Texas’ capacity of 22,799 megawatts is triple that of second-place Oklahoma and is larger than most countries around the world. The Lone Star State also tops […]

Where Can You Find All of the Wind Turbines in the U.S.?

A special announcement from our friends at AWEA. By Hannah Hunt Here at AWEA, we are proud to be called the authoritative source for information on the U.S. wind industry. We focus on providing accurate and timely information, both to our membership and to the general public. Our latest announcement is a continuation of this […]

2018 Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference is Announced

Save the Date: October 16-18, 2017 Lincoln, Nebraska The Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference is a two-day event that brings together a diverse range of stakeholders from Nebraska and across the country to share the latest information and innovations in wind and solar. Shaped by volunteers from state agencies, farmer and rancher organizations, public power utilities, […]

A Huge New Record in the Southwest Power Pool

By Greg Alvarez (AWEA) The Southwest Power Pool (SPP) just set a huge new wind penetration record: on March 16 a little over 60 percent of the system’s electricity came from wind power. That’s a big deal for a system that provides electricity to customers across 14 states. SPP serves many states right smack in […]

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