Energy Department Reports: U.S. Wind Energy Production and Manufacturing Reaches Record Highs

News from the Department of Energy: WASHINGTON – The Energy Department released two new reports today showcasing record growth across the U.S. wind market — increasing America’s share of clean, renewable energy and supporting tens of thousands of jobs nationwide. According to these reports, the United States continues to be one of the world’s largest andContinue reading “Energy Department Reports: U.S. Wind Energy Production and Manufacturing Reaches Record Highs”

Xcel Energy Plans to Grow Wind Power Portfolio by 30 Percent

Nation’s #1 wind energy company will lower customer costs while cutting emissions Xcel Energy, already the country’s top wind energy company, proposes to significantly expand its wind power production to reduce customer costs, protect against rising and volatile fuel prices, and benefit the environment. The move is made possible by extremely competitive prices and theContinue reading “Xcel Energy Plans to Grow Wind Power Portfolio by 30 Percent”

The Wind Coalition Call On Media to Correct Errors in Storm Reporting

In a letter to ABC News, Jeffrey Clark, Executive Director of the The Wind Coalition called upon that organization to correct substantive errors made in its reporting on tornado damage in El Reno, Oklahoma. No operational or standing wind turbines were damaged during the weather event: We are aware that in the midst of coveringContinue reading “The Wind Coalition Call On Media to Correct Errors in Storm Reporting”

Relief Efforts in Oklahoma are Underway and Need Support

The scenes of destruction and loss of life in Oklahoma City are heartbreaking. Like all Americans, our thoughts and prayers are with all of those families affected by storms and tornadoes within our region. If you are looking for loved ones in the affected areas, please visit http://www.SafeandWell.org Knowing that our community will want toContinue reading “Relief Efforts in Oklahoma are Underway and Need Support”

Wind Coalition calls on Texas Legislature to Keep Texas’ Energy Supply Growing

The Texas Economic Development Act (known as Chapter 313 because of its placement in the Texas Tax Code) is one of the most important economic development tools ever devised by the Texas Legislature. It has been a key contributor in bringing economic activity to our state and, thanks to wind energy development, it has beenContinue reading “Wind Coalition calls on Texas Legislature to Keep Texas’ Energy Supply Growing”

Texas Record – Wind Propels ERCOT to New Wind Record of 9,481 MW

Wonderful news from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT): A strong weekend cold front that brought needed rain to much of Texas also propelled the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) to a new wind power record, with wind generation providing 9,481 MW of power at 7:08 p.m. on Feb. 9. The generation providedContinue reading “Texas Record – Wind Propels ERCOT to New Wind Record of 9,481 MW”

NNSA Awards Contract for Largest Federal Wind Farm to Siemens

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) has awarded a contract to Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. (Siemens) to construct and operate the Federal government’s largest wind farm. The Pantex wind farm, a first in the NNSA enterprise, will consist of five 2.3 megawatt turbines located on 1,500 acres of government-owned property east of the Pantex Plant.Continue reading “NNSA Awards Contract for Largest Federal Wind Farm to Siemens”

Fort Hays State University Harnesses Wind to Power University

Two Vestas wind turbines will soon rise above “College Hill” providing energy to the Fort Hays State University (FHSU) campus.  FHSU President Edward Hammond announced signing of contracts for the installation of two 400-feet-tall wind turbines. A project more than six years in the making, the FHSU wind turbines are hoped to provide annual energyContinue reading “Fort Hays State University Harnesses Wind to Power University”

Google Announces Major Investment in Texas Wind Energy

Spinning Spur Wind Farm will generate enough electricity to power 60,000 homes. Today, Google announced substantial equity investment in the 161 megawatt Spinning Spur wind farm in Oldham County, Texas. This investment is the first that Google has made in Texas renewable energy but follows a long history of energy investments, especially in wind. TheContinue reading “Google Announces Major Investment in Texas Wind Energy”

The Wind Coalition Hires Jeff Clark as Executive Director

Austin, Texas — The Wind Coalition today announced the hiring of veteran government affairs professional Jeff Clark as its new executive director. Clark most recently served as the Vice President of Governmental Affairs for TechAmerica. He previously worked as the executive director of the National Federation of Independent Business-Texas, as governmental affairs manager at theContinue reading “The Wind Coalition Hires Jeff Clark as Executive Director”