Advanced Power Alliance Launches Advertising Campaign to Combat Dark Money Attacks on Renewables

Jeff Clark, President of the Advanced Power Alliance, released following statement: “In response to ‘unprecedented’ dark money attacks on renewable energy in Texas, the Advanced Power Alliance today launched a multimedia advertising campaign calling on Texans to engage with their state legislators and to become active in the policy discussions currently underway in our state […]

ENGIE North America Announces Construction of Jumbo Hill Wind Project in Texas

Houston, Texas – ENGIE North America Inc. today announced the start of construction of the Jumbo Hill Wind Project, located in Andrews County, Texas. With a total capacity of approximately 160 MW, Jumbo Hill is scheduled to be online by spring of 2020. Jumbo Hill will provide energy and Renewable Energy Credits generated by the […]

Apple Tops Clean Energy Goal With New Supplier Commitments

Company Spends $2.5 Billion in Environmental Initiatives Cupertino, California — Apple today announced it has nearly doubled the number of suppliers that have committed to run their Apple production on 100 percent clean energy, bringing the total number to 44. Because of this partnership between Apple and its suppliers, Apple will exceed its goal of […]

US Wind Power Grew 8 Percent in 2018 Amid Record Demand

Annual market report shows a healthy wind industry delivered record US jobs, $1 billion in rural community and state payments last year. Houston, Texas — The American wind power industry emerged from 2018 stronger than ever, now able to power 30 million American homes after 8 percent capacity growth last year. The newly released U.S. Wind […]

Advanced Power Alliance Statement on Windpower Facility Decommissioning Substitute Language

Jeff Clark, President of the Advanced Power Alliance (APA), together with Texas State Representative Terry Canales today signed an agreement reflecting a mutual commitment to pass legislation establishing standards for decommissioning wind energy projects in Texas.  The legislation, a committee substitute for House Bill 2845 now pending before the Texas Legislature, is the culmination of […]

Enel Green Power Acquires U.S. Renewable Energy Developer Tradewind Energy

This strategic acquisition will enable Enel Green Power North America to manage all aspects of the renewable value chain, from greenfield development through operations. Enel Green Power North America acquired Tradewind’s 13 GW development pipeline, of which a 6 GW platform will be sold to Macquarie Group’s Green Investment Group. Enel, through its US renewable […]

Clark in Austin Business Journal: “Clean Energy On Right Track in Texas”

Jeff Clark – President, Advanced Power Alliance Published in Austin Business Journal on February 7, 2019 Texas is a leader in clean energy with rapidly growing wind and solar energy sectors. Our state leads the nation in wind energy generation, and recent cost-declines in solar are leading to tremendous growth. The success of wind and solar […]

Pecan Street Launches Texas’ First Grid-Connected Vehicle-to-Grid Research and Testing Center

Energy research organization Pecan Street Inc. launched Texas’ first grid-tied vehicle-to-grid (V2G) testing center at its lab in Austin, Texas, turning electric vehicles into a dispatchable load shaving tool for the municipally-owned electric utility, Austin Energy. The V2G testing center is part of Austin SHINES, an Austin Energy project that is testing how energy storage at grid, […]

Penn State University Makes Major Investment in Solar Energy Project

Penn State, one of country’s largest and most prestigious research universities, makes significant investment in solar energy project with global solar leader Lightsource BP.  Penn State and Lightsource BP announced Tuesday, February 5, the development of 70 megawatts of large-scale offsite solar to support the University’s Strategic Plan, which cites stewardship of the planet’s resources […]

Wind Powers Employment, Education in West Texas

By Ken Becker, Executive Director, Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development West Texas is no stranger to the energy industry – for nearly 100 years, our region has been leading the way in oil and gas. And while we still look to these resources for economic benefits and energy independence for America, we now have the […]