New Interactive Website Shows Clean Energy’s Contributions to Rural Texas

Solar and wind projects help diversify local economies, creating new revenue for rural governments, school districts and landowners; but anti-economic development bills threaten that growth. Wind power, solar power, and energy storage projects are providing new economic opportunities for rural Texas counties, bringing needed diversification, economic development, job creation, and multi-generational revenue through a growingContinue reading “New Interactive Website Shows Clean Energy’s Contributions to Rural Texas”

Ørsted Takes Final Investment Decision on Old 300 Solar Center, a 430MWAC Solar PV Project Located Near Houston

Ørsted has taken final investment decision on the Old 300 Solar Center, which is located in Fort Bend County, 40 miles from Houston, Texas, and is expected to come online in Q2 2022.  Over the past year, Ørsted has significantly increased its solar portfolio and with the addition of Old 300, now has 1.1 GWContinue reading “Ørsted Takes Final Investment Decision on Old 300 Solar Center, a 430MWAC Solar PV Project Located Near Houston”

EDF Renewables North America Signs Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with Nucor Corporation

DIEGO (Nov. 13, 2020): EDF Renewables North America and Nucor Corporation, a diversified steel and steel products company, today announced the signing of a 15-year Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) for 250 megawatts (MWac) of solar energy in Texas. The project, selected by Nucor under a competitive RFP process, is expected to begin delivering cleanContinue reading “EDF Renewables North America Signs Virtual Power Purchase Agreement with Nucor Corporation”

APA Calls on Lawmakers and Regulators to Expand Economic Opportunity With Infrastructure

APA Vice President Mark Yates: “Critical Infrastructure and Clean Energy Can Save the Midwest Economy“ Americans are proud of the resilience that runs through our veins. As a nation, we have persevered through monumental challenges, often achieving what seemed impossible in order to overcome adversity, protect our liberties and way of life, and to createContinue reading “APA Calls on Lawmakers and Regulators to Expand Economic Opportunity With Infrastructure”

New Polling Highlights Broad Public Support for Renewable Energy Across America’s Sun Belt

A series of recent polls released by the Advanced Power Alliance (APA) shows strong public support for the continued growth of renewable energy development across America’s “Sun Belt”. For the purposes of this research, APA focused on eight states including portion of the area including the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Tennessee,Continue reading “New Polling Highlights Broad Public Support for Renewable Energy Across America’s Sun Belt”

Economic Study of Texas Renewables Investment Highlights Massive Benefit to Rural Communities

Energy and economic analysts IdeaSmiths recently released The Economic Impact of Renewable Energy in Rural Texas – a report commissioned by Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation and Powering Texas – which examined the economic development, tax, and landowner impacts of utility scale renewable energy development in Texas. The findings of the research showed that the financial impacts of these developments are positive,Continue reading “Economic Study of Texas Renewables Investment Highlights Massive Benefit to Rural Communities”

Solar and wind energy: a secret weapon for keeping water in the ground

The Hill | November 13, 2019 Researchers discovered that increased use of solar and wind keeps more water in the ground — a benefit that can aid future droughts. Renewable energy sources like wind and solar are crucial for reducing reliance on fossil fuels, and thus the greenhouse-gas emissions that contribute to climate change. ButContinue reading “Solar and wind energy: a secret weapon for keeping water in the ground”

Farms can harvest energy and food from same fields

Energy News Network | November 6, 2019 In 2008, J. David Marley, an engineer who owned a construction firm in Amherst, Mass., had an idea. He had just finished building a large solar array on the rooftop of his downtown office building. The labor and effort to put it up there, he had learned, wasContinue reading “Farms can harvest energy and food from same fields”

SEIA, Wood Mackenzie release 10-year forecast for solar ITC extension

Solar Power World | September 24, 2019 An extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) would spark $87 billion in new private sector investment and add 113,000 American jobs over baseline estimates by 2030, according to 10-year forecasts released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables. The forecastsContinue reading “SEIA, Wood Mackenzie release 10-year forecast for solar ITC extension”

Struggling Farmers See Bright Spot in Solar

Panels take land out of crop production but generate energy revenue. ‘Solar becomes a good way to diversify.’ Wall Street Journal, By Kirk Maltais Updated Sept. 23, 2019 10:52 pm ET U.S. farmers are embracing an alternative means of turning sunlight into revenue during a sharp downturn in crop prices: solar power. Solar panels areContinue reading “Struggling Farmers See Bright Spot in Solar”