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”

How the FORTUNE 500 Are Driving New Markets for Clean Energy

More Companies are Choosing to Power Their Operations with Renewable Energy From AWEABlog, by Evan Vaughn What brings diverse companies like Amazon, Disney, General Motors, Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks and Walmart together? They’re all buying renewable energy or want to get in the market for it. From tech giants to household names, corporate America is shopping forContinue reading “How the FORTUNE 500 Are Driving New Markets for Clean Energy”

TEXAS: Wind Coalition Statement on Senate Passage of Texas Senate Bill 931

Earlier today, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 931 by Senator Troy Fraser.  The bill would end the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and would end the Texas Public Utility Commission’s discretionary authority under the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) program.  A link to the bill is available here. Jeff Clark, Executive Director of The WindContinue reading “TEXAS: Wind Coalition Statement on Senate Passage of Texas Senate Bill 931”

Texas Tribune: On Environment Issues, Bush Takes More Moderate Tone

From the Texas Tribune:  http://www.texastribune.org/2014/08/31/george-p-bush-interview/ by Neena Satilja On the campaign trail in Texas for a little-known statewide office, George P. Bush is generally toeing the Republican Party line: He is attacking federal health care reform, decrying abortion and championing gun rights. But it is environmental policy that will be under his purview in NovemberContinue reading “Texas Tribune: On Environment Issues, Bush Takes More Moderate Tone”

Got Water? Wind Energy is Dry Energy

With our states jn the grip of a crippling drought, it’s time to think seriously about the incredible amount of water used to generate our electricity. Click our graphic to learn more about how wind energy can save water for other life-sustaining uses.

Texas Wind Energy Saves Enough Water for 138,000 Texans

With the driest November in more than 100 years now behind us, Texans are wondering when the rain will come again.  Clearly, drought is becoming the new normal, at least for the foreseeable future.  Fortunately, unlike other types of generation, Texas wind needs no water to generate electricity.  The water saved, as reported by EnvironmentContinue reading “Texas Wind Energy Saves Enough Water for 138,000 Texans”

Wind Industry Fights to Defend Its Position as Clean Energy Alternative study

From The Daily Oklahoman by Christ Casteel Washington, DC – The Obama administration’s emphasis on clean energy and the fight in Congress over energy legislation is creating some tension among certain sectors, including the natural gas and wind power industries. Wind industry fights to defend its position as clean energy alternative The American Wind Energy AssociationContinue reading “Wind Industry Fights to Defend Its Position as Clean Energy Alternative study”

Corpus Power Plant Could Lead to Faster Taking of Colorado River Water

From The Austin American-Statesman By Asher Price The state environmental agency today could give the go-ahead for the construction of a large petroleum coke power plant in Corpus Christi, likely leading the city to accelerate a plan to take billions of gallons of faraway Colorado River water. Though the city is unlikely to use theContinue reading “Corpus Power Plant Could Lead to Faster Taking of Colorado River Water”

Colorado’s PUC Looks to Add Wind Projects to Meet Renewable Energy Requirements

From The Berthoud Recorder Colorado’s Public Utilities Commission will hold a hearing Thursday, July 16, on how much control it should exert over energy planning for the second-largest supplier of power in Colorado. Tri-State Generation and Transmission has operated primarily without PUC oversight, and Tri-State recently announced plans to pursue new wind and solar energy projectsContinue reading “Colorado’s PUC Looks to Add Wind Projects to Meet Renewable Energy Requirements”