Advanced Power Alliance Launches Advertising Campaign to Combat Dark Money Attacks on Renewables

Jeff Clark, President of the Advanced Power Alliance, released following statement: “In response to ‘unprecedented’ dark money attacks on renewable energy in Texas, the Advanced Power Alliance today launched a multimedia advertising campaign calling on Texans to engage with their state legislators and to become active in the policy discussions currently underway in our stateContinue reading “Advanced Power Alliance Launches Advertising Campaign to Combat Dark Money Attacks on Renewables”

Rural Texas Speaks Out: Tells Lawmakers to Keep Supporting Chapter 313

One of the most valuable tools Texas uses to attract major investments to Texas is currently under assault in the legislature.  Lawmakers in Austin who don’t understand the innovative Chapter 313 program, are working to take this tool away from Texas counties and school districts.  The loss would be felt immediately, especially in rural areas that haveContinue reading “Rural Texas Speaks Out: Tells Lawmakers to Keep Supporting Chapter 313”

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”

Negative Prices Still Rare, Mostly Caused by Other Energy Sources

Concerned about negative pricing in electricity markets?  This insightful commentary from AWEA’s Into The Wind Blog provides insight into negative pricing, its cause, and its impacts on ratepayers in ERCOT and other markets. Original content located here:  https://www.aweablog.org/negative-prices-still-rare-mostly-caused-by-other-energy-sources/  Celeste Wanner and Walter Reid contributed to this analysis. Some recent press articles have again fallen intoContinue reading “Negative Prices Still Rare, Mostly Caused by Other Energy Sources”

NRDC: Wind Energy a Lifeline for Drought-Stricken Farms

From NRDC Blog: The killing of Billy the Kid was still within living memory for some on the stark, wind-swept prairie outside Ft. Sumner, N.M., when Powhatan Carter’s grandfather settled there to raise cattle in 1937. Twelve years later, Pow was born there, where he runs the family cattle business his grandfather began. After twoContinue reading “NRDC: Wind Energy a Lifeline for Drought-Stricken Farms”

Column: Texas Clean Energy Hampered by Location

By Kate Galbraith / The New York Times Austin, Texas – As the United States contemplates a clean-energy future, leadership is coming from a surprising place—Texas. This state is well-known for producing oil and natural gas. But Texas also has erected far more turbines than any other state and now has nearly three times as much windContinue reading “Column: Texas Clean Energy Hampered by Location”

How Do You Determine Sites for Wind Turbines?

Wind projects can move from concept to full operation much more quickly than other power generation sources. While wind farms must complete the same permitting process as any electrical producer, it is easier for wind farms to meet these siting requirements simply because they do not produce air pollution or impact the water supply. TheContinue reading “How Do You Determine Sites for Wind Turbines?”

Texas Port Attracts Another Wind Turbine Company

Corpus Christi Caller-Times By Fanny S. Chirinos CORPUS CHRISTI – Spanish-based Gamesa Corp. will be the seventh wind turbine manufacturer to ship its products to the U.S. via the Port of Corpus Christi. The first vessel is expected mid-August. About 100 wind towers, or 400 sections, will arrive here on about four ships. The components will be shippedContinue reading “Texas Port Attracts Another Wind Turbine Company”