Texas Governor Greg Abbott Helps Break Ground on Wind-Powered Facebook Data Center

From the Office of Governor Greg Abbott: Governor Greg Abbott today attended and delivered remarks at the groundbreaking of a new Facebook data center in Fort Worth, Texas. The data center is projected to create more than $500 million in capital investment within 5 years, along with at least 40 full-time jobs to facilitate its […]

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Announces GRI Renewable Industries Plant In Amarillo

From the Office of the Governor: (Austin, Texas)  Governor Greg Abbott today announced that GRI Renewable Industries, the industrial wind division of Spanish-based Gonvarri Steel Industries, plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Amarillo, Texas. The plant, which will manufacture renewable wind energy components, is projected to create over 300 new jobs and $41 […]

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 […]

Wind Power Creates 30,000 Texas Jobs, Generates $85 million in Taxes, Public Citizen Data Shows

Renewable Energy Boom Under Siege by State Legislators Austin, Texas – The boom in West Texas wind-powered electricity generation has delivered a major economic boost to the region, including creation of over 40 new businesses and 30,000 construction jobs in 57 West Texas counties since 2001, according to data collected by Public Citizen’s Texas office. […]

Local View: Wind Energy for Property Tax Relief

This piece originally appeared in the Lincoln Journal Star: http://journalstar.com/local-view-wind-energy-for-property-tax-relief/article_bd3d7105-3984-5a7a-9633-d82cd340e95d.html By Michael Zakrzewski An Open Letter to Governor Ricketts: Dear Governor, Congratulations as you begin your new journey! As a third generation farmer/rancher in Holt County I was very happy to hear that your top priority will be property tax relief. The bad news is […]

NRDC Studies American Wind Farm Job Creation

Read a Copy of the Report Here: NRDC: American Wind Farms: Breaking Down the Benefits from Planning to Production From the Report’s Introduction: Stand underneath a wind turbine and it’s easy to be awestruck. Above you is a structure as tall as a 30-story building, with turbines as large as a football field and blades rotating at […]