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”

How the end of a major tax incentive may impact wind energy

PBS | January 28, 2020 The amount of wind energy in the United States has more than doubled since 2011. It’s gotten a big boost from a federal incentive called the Production Tax Credit. But after nearly 30 years, the tax is set to begin phasing out. Karla Murthy reports from Texas as part ofContinue reading “How the end of a major tax incentive may impact wind energy”

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”

Renewable Energy Use Projected to Surpass Coal by 2021

USA Today | November 28, 2019 The United States will likely get more power in 2021 from renewable energy than from coal, the Institute for Energy Economic and Financial Analysis has projected, CNN reported Wednesday. “The next piece of the energy transition is very close at hand,” Greentech Capital Advisors partner PJ Deschenes said. “CoalContinue reading “Renewable Energy Use Projected to Surpass Coal by 2021”

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”

U.S. Fed Charts Its Own Course on Climate Change, Too

U.S. News & World Report | October 2, 2019 CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas/ WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Dallas Federal Reserve President Robert Kaplan faced more questions on one particular topic than any other at a recent lunch with local business owners and community leaders on Texas’s Gulf Coast. It wasn’t President Donald Trump’s escalating demands that theContinue reading “U.S. Fed Charts Its Own Course on Climate Change, Too”

Toyota To Reduce Emissions From North American Operations By Up To Forty Percent

Company will enter Virtual Power Purchase Agreements to fund production of solar and wind energy Launching later this year, agreements will reduce emissions from Toyota’s carbon footprint in North America PLANO, Texas, July 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Toyota Motor North America (TMNA) is committing to aggressively reduce its carbon output in the United States by entering into Virtual PowerContinue reading “Toyota To Reduce Emissions From North American Operations By Up To Forty Percent”

Duke Energy Renewables Acquires 200-MW Holstein Solar Project in Texas from 8minute Solar Energy

Once complete, it will be the largest solar project in Duke Energy Renewables’ fleet Project will power the equivalent of 40,000 homes Duke Energy Renewables, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), is expanding its solar energy portfolio by acquiring the 200-MW Holstein solar project from 8minute Solar Energy. The project, located in Nolan County, Texas, willContinue reading “Duke Energy Renewables Acquires 200-MW Holstein Solar Project in Texas from 8minute Solar Energy”