New Interactive Website Shows Clean Energy’s Contributions to Rural Texas

Solar and wind projects help diversify local economies, creating new revenue for rural governments, school districts and landowners; but anti-economic development bills threaten that growth. Wind power, solar power, and energy storage projects are providing new economic opportunities for rural Texas counties, bringing needed diversification, economic development, job creation, and multi-generational revenue through a growingContinue reading “New Interactive Website Shows Clean Energy’s Contributions to Rural Texas”

Duke Energy Renewables Announces Commercial Operation of its Largest Windpower Project – 350-MW Frontier II in Oklahoma

AT&T and Ball Corporation invest in wind energy produced by the project New project is expansion of 200-MW Frontier Windpower project, operational since 2016  Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), today announced the commercial operation of the largest windpower project in its fleet – the 350-megawatt (MW) Frontier Windpower IIContinue reading “Duke Energy Renewables Announces Commercial Operation of its Largest Windpower Project – 350-MW Frontier II in Oklahoma”

Wind Was There: Texas Windpower Delivered During ERCOT’s Winter Weather Event

Wind turbines are designed to operate over a wide range of temperatures. When faced with extreme winter weather, wind turbines that are optimized for operations in hot climates, such as Texas, can experience outages, just like other forms electric power generation.  Like every other generation resource during the February 2021 extreme winter weather event (aContinue reading “Wind Was There: Texas Windpower Delivered During ERCOT’s Winter Weather Event”

Boiling Springs starts Commercial Operation as RWE US First Onshore Wind Farm in Oklahoma

Completion of 148-megawatt project expands RWE U.S. onshore wind capacity  Offtake secured with American Honda Motor Co., Inc. for 120 megawatts  First RWE project in state and Southwest Power Pool is 26th U.S. wind farm for company  The RWE Renewables portfolio in North America continues to expand as Boiling Springs, a 148-megawatt (MW) project, locatedContinue reading “Boiling Springs starts Commercial Operation as RWE US First Onshore Wind Farm in Oklahoma”

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”

First US steel plants powered by wind, solar energy are coming for industry with big carbon footprint

CNBC | December 7, 2019 The steel industry has a massive carbon footprint, as much as 6% to 7% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, according to a Rocky Mountain Institute study. A new Nucor steel microplant in Missouri is trying to put a dent in that number. Nucor’s micromill in Sedalia, Missouri, is set to be theContinue reading “First US steel plants powered by wind, solar energy are coming for industry with big carbon footprint”

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”

US wind power reaches milestone 100 gigawatts, 46 gigawatts more on the way

American Wind Energy Association | October 31, 2019 WASHINGTON—There are now more than 100 gigawatts (GW) of wind farms operating across the U.S., enough to power 32 million American homes, marking a major milestone in the transition to a cleaner electricity supply. The 100 GW milestone was first reported in today’s public release of theContinue reading “US wind power reaches milestone 100 gigawatts, 46 gigawatts more on the way”