Free Markets and Infrastructure Give Texas a Cleaner Power Grid

Original Publication: https://www.mrt.com/opinion/article/Free-markets-infrastructure-give-Texas-cleaner-13920301.php For many years, policymakers in Washington have struggled to manufacture a workable policy that addresses the serious challenges we face from our changing climate without raising Americans’ energy bills. They could learn a few things from Texas. The Lone Star State has demonstrated how to increase production of affordable and reliable power by […]

Clearing the Air: Lamar Alexander, You’re Wrong About Wind Power

by Dr. Stephen A. Smith, Executive Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy The Plains and Eastern Clean Line project could inject large quantities of high-value, low-cost wind power directly into the Tennessee Valley region from western Oklahoma. Recently Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) spoke on the senate floor in opposition to the project, and wind energy. We […]

The Home Depot Taps Texas Wind Farm for Renewable Energy

(Atlanta, Georgia)  The Home Depot® today announced its first major investment in a wind-powered renewable energy project. The energy purchased from the wind farm is enough to power 100 Home Depot stores for a year while also providing $150,000 in local community benefits.The Los Mirasoles Wind Farm, owned and operated by EDP Renewables North America, […]

Infinity Renewables and MJMEUC Sign Power Purchase Agreement

(Santa Barbara, California)  Infinity Renewables entered into a long-term power purchase agreement with the Missouri Joint Municipal Electric Utility Commission (MJMEUC) to sell wind energy from its Iron Star Wind Project, located in Ford County, Kansas. The wind energy, generated in western Kansas, will be delivered to MJMEUC customers in Missouri via the Grain Belt […]

Amazon Announces Its Largest Wind Farm to Date – A New 253 Megawatt Wind Farm in West Texas

Amazon Wind Farm Texas joins large Amazon wind and solar farms in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. Seattle, Washington – Amazon today announced “Amazon Wind Farm Texas,” a new 253-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Scurry County, Texas, that will generate 1,000,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually – enough energy to power almost 90,000 […]

How the FORTUNE 500 Are Driving New Markets for Clean Energy

More Companies are Choosing to Power Their Operations with Renewable Energy From AWEABlog, by Evan Vaughn What brings diverse companies like Amazon, Disney, General Motors, Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks and Walmart together? They’re all buying renewable energy or want to get in the market for it. From tech giants to household names, corporate America is shopping for […]

Wind Turbines Powering the City of Georgetown, Texas

From the City of Georgetown: Wind turbines are providing for Georgetown’s energy needs three months ahead of schedule. The Spinning Spur 3 wind farm near Amarillo, which was projected to start producing electricity in January, became operational September 28, 2015. The wind plant is now providing energy to meet most of Georgetown’s daily power needs, […]

Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority and Apex Clean Energy Announce 41.4 MW Power Purchase Agreement

Edmond, Oklahoma – Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) for wind generation from Apex Clean Energy subsidiary Grant Plains Wind, LLC. Grant Plains Wind will produce about 150 MW of electricity, enough to help power approximately 56,000 homes. Grant Plains Wind is expected to come online in 2016. “The addition […]

TEXAS: Wind Coalition Statement on Senate Passage of Texas Senate Bill 931

Earlier today, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 931 by Senator Troy Fraser.  The bill would end the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and would end the Texas Public Utility Commission’s discretionary authority under the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) program.  A link to the bill is available here. Jeff Clark, Executive Director of The Wind […]

Duke Energy to Build Los Vientos V Wind Power Project in Texas

From Duke Energy: http://www.duke-energy.com/news/releases/2014090301.asp Charlotte, North Carolina – Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, today announced it will build, own and operate a 110-megawatt (MW) wind power project, Los Vientos V, in Starr County, Texas. Garland Power & Light, Greenville Electric Utility System and Bryan Texas Utilities (BTU) have signed 25-year […]