Representative Frank Lucas receives “US Wind Champion Award”

Monday, March 12, 2018 Contact: Evan Vaughan evaughan@awea.org, 202-431-4640 (Enid, Oklahoma) Rep. Frank Lucas has been named a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) at an event hosted by NextEra Energy, a major energy generation and development company. AWEA is presenting U.S. Wind Champion Awards to selectContinue reading “Representative Frank Lucas receives “US Wind Champion Award””

USFWS Eagle Rule is Sound. Misleading Anti-Wind Detractors? Not So Much.

In public venues, in news media, and in social media, anti-wind zealots continue to deliberately spread misinformation about the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) recent rules on eagles and the Eagle Conservation and Management Program. Anti-wind alarmists claim that wind power companies have been given a “free pass” to harm bald eagle populations, up to 4,200Continue reading “USFWS Eagle Rule is Sound. Misleading Anti-Wind Detractors? Not So Much.”

Military Readiness and Wind Energy – Texas Can Have Both

The wind swept plains of America’s Wind Corridor are a perfect place to generate electricity using this infinite and powerful energy resource.  With their wide open spaces, they are also an ideal place for military aviation facilities, including airfields.  The military mission is critical to our nation’s defense and always takes precedence but, thanks to collaboration andContinue reading “Military Readiness and Wind Energy – Texas Can Have Both”

US Army Signs PPA for Texas Hybrid Wind/Solar Energy Project

Charlottesville, Virginia – Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy, in coordination with the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI) and Fort Hood, has signed a Renewable Energy Supply Agreement (RESA) with Apex Clean Energy Holdings, LLC, for 65.8 MW of electricity from a combination of large-scale renewable energy solar and wind facilities to serve FortContinue reading “US Army Signs PPA for Texas Hybrid Wind/Solar Energy Project”

New Texas House Committee to Examine EPA Rules

by Jim Malewitz, The Texas Tribune November 5, 2015 A new Texas House committee will investigate how federal environmental rules affect the state and its economy. House Speaker Joe Straus on Thursday announced that the House Committee on Federal Environmental Regulation will examine a litany of new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency efforts that have roiledContinue reading “New Texas House Committee to Examine EPA Rules”

Koch-Funded Professor Strikes Out on Wind Energy

Please note that Newsweek did later provide a disclaimer, noting Mr. Simmons’ clear bias and conflicts of interest. Newsweek recently did a major disservice to its readers by publishing – apparently without any fact checking – an error-ridden opinion piece by Randy Simmons, the “Charles G. Koch Professor” at Utah State University. Newsweek also failedContinue reading “Koch-Funded Professor Strikes Out on Wind Energy”

Southwest Power Pool Study Misses Low-Cost Options for Meeting Clean Power Plan

by Michael Goggin Originally Published:  https://www.aweablog.org/southwest-power-pool-study-misses-low-cost-options-for-meeting-clean-power-plan/ The Southwest Power Pool released a study today examining the impacts of complying with EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Unfortunately, the study’s results are not realistic as the study arbitrarily limited the region’s options for complying with the Clean Power Plan. If the region had been allowed to fully utilizeContinue reading “Southwest Power Pool Study Misses Low-Cost Options for Meeting Clean Power Plan”

AWEA and SEIA Publish a Handbook for the States: Incorporating Renewable Energy Into State Power Plans

AWEA and SEIA recently released a Handbook intended as a guide for states that are considering including renewable energy as a compliance tool to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulation of carbon emissions from existing power plants (Clean Power Plan) under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. In light of the factContinue reading “AWEA and SEIA Publish a Handbook for the States: Incorporating Renewable Energy Into State Power Plans”

US Senator Chuck Grassley Cuts PTC Critics Down to Size

United States Senator Chuck Grassley is known for his straight-talk and for his pragmatic, problem-solving approach to public policy. Recently, he spoke out in support of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for wind energy with some choice words for those who would repeal tax incentives for wind while keeping intact tax incentives for other sources ofContinue reading “US Senator Chuck Grassley Cuts PTC Critics Down to Size”

Energy Department Reports Highlight Strength of U.S. Wind Energy Industry

From the United States Department of Energy: Washington, D.C. — The United States continues to be a global leader in wind energy, ranking second in installed capacity in the world, according to two reports released today by the Department of Energy. Wind power is a key component of the nation’s all-of-the-above strategy to reduce carbonContinue reading “Energy Department Reports Highlight Strength of U.S. Wind Energy Industry”