Statement: Texas Should Lead On Energy, Not Politicize ERCOT’s Winter Freeze

Statement from Jeff Clark, President of the Advanced Power Alliance: The extraordinary storm we’ve endured this week is the winter storm of the century, and the widespread power outages it triggered are a tragedy that has touched us all. Every type of power generator has been affected — and every segment is working diligently toContinue reading “Statement: Texas Should Lead On Energy, Not Politicize ERCOT’s Winter Freeze”

Road to 100: How four cities are leading the renewables revolution

Utility Dive | December 10, 2019 The mounting pressure to decarbonize is causing many cities, states and companies to take a hard look at their electric power sources. Though the shift is leading the electric sector toward more alternative resources, carbon-free ambitions remain largely ambitions. But six U.S. cities have reached their goals of notContinue reading “Road to 100: How four cities are leading the renewables revolution”

Don’t build new renewable energy in California. Build it in the upper Midwest first

Fast Company | October 29, 2019 “Location, location, location” has long been the mantra of the real estate industry. A property’s location is considered more important than the qualities of the property itself. Perhaps unexpectedly, a similar rule applies to renewable energy infrastructure. A new study out of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (HarvardContinue reading “Don’t build new renewable energy in California. Build it in the upper Midwest first”

Kansas Claims Number One Spot for Wind Energy Production

Governor applauds renewable energy efforts, highlights data released yesterday. In an effort to raise awareness of clean energy activity in Kansas, Governor Laura Kelly is highlighting the American Wind Energy Association’s 2018 Annual Market Report. The report, released yesterday, shows that Kansas is now the number one producer for wind energy production as a share of totalContinue reading “Kansas Claims Number One Spot for Wind Energy Production”

Enel Green Power North America Starts Construction of Largest Solar Farm in Texas

The 497 MW Roadrunner solar project, which will be built in two phases, will also be the largest solar plant in Enel’s US portfolio and is expected to generate around 1.2 TWh annually The first 252 MW of Roadrunner are expected to be up and running by the end of 2019, while the remaining 245Continue reading “Enel Green Power North America Starts Construction of Largest Solar Farm in Texas”

The J. M. Smucker Company Announces Renewable Energy Agreement

Smucker signs renewable energy purchase agreement with Lincoln Clean Energy for 60 MW of 230 MW Plum Creek Wind Project Agreement reflects Smucker’s commitment to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions intensity By 2020, approximately 50 percent of Smucker’s total electricity use is expected to be addressed by wind energy produced at Plum Creek AsContinue reading “The J. M. Smucker Company Announces Renewable Energy Agreement”

2018 Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference is Announced

Save the Date: October 16-18, 2017 Lincoln, Nebraska The Nebraska Wind & Solar Conference is a two-day event that brings together a diverse range of stakeholders from Nebraska and across the country to share the latest information and innovations in wind and solar. Shaped by volunteers from state agencies, farmer and rancher organizations, public power utilities,Continue reading “2018 Nebraska Wind and Solar Conference is Announced”

Rain, Sleet, or Snow – Wind Works As Part of a Resilient Electric Grid

By Evan Vaughn, from AWEABlog Extreme weather like this week’s plunging temperatures is becoming easier for power grid operators to manage, thanks to an increasingly diverse electricity supply including more low-cost, reliable wind generation. The strength of the U.S. electricity system is on display this week even as “one of the strongest East Coast winterContinue reading “Rain, Sleet, or Snow – Wind Works As Part of a Resilient Electric Grid”

Amazon Launches Biggest Wind Farm Yet

Company’s Renewable Energy Projects Will Together Generate Enough Clean Energy to Power More Than 330,000 Homes Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that its largest wind farm yet—Amazon Wind Farm Texas—is now up and running, adding more than 1,000,000 MWh of clean energy to the grid each year. Amazon has launched 18 wind and solar projectsContinue reading “Amazon Launches Biggest Wind Farm Yet”

The Wind Coalition Names Mark Yates Oklahoma Director

The Wind Coalition, the leading advocacy organization representing the wind energy industry in Oklahoma and throughout America’s Wind Corridor, announced today the hiring of Mark Yates as Oklahoma Director. Yates will coordinate advocacy, education and community relations efforts across Oklahoma promoting the positive economic benefits that the wind industry is delivering to Oklahoma ratepayers andContinue reading “The Wind Coalition Names Mark Yates Oklahoma Director”