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 ofContinue reading “Economic Study of Texas Renewables Investment Highlights Massive Benefit to Rural Communities”
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When Wind Turbines Move to Town – How Do Rural Communities Benefit?
By Anna Luke, American Wind Energy Association Originally published on Into the Wind It wasn’t always the case, but nowadays rural places are often among those in greatest need of new economic development. Sadly, the farm belt and Rust Belt have been losing jobs and investment for decades. It will take significant change to raiseContinue reading “When Wind Turbines Move to Town – How Do Rural Communities Benefit?”
Rural Texas Speaks Out: Tells Lawmakers to Keep Supporting Chapter 313
One of the most valuable tools Texas uses to attract major investments to Texas is currently under assault in the legislature. Lawmakers in Austin who don’t understand the innovative Chapter 313 program, are working to take this tool away from Texas counties and school districts. The loss would be felt immediately, especially in rural areas that haveContinue reading “Rural Texas Speaks Out: Tells Lawmakers to Keep Supporting Chapter 313”
In the News: Rural Nebraska Lawmaker Sees Wind Energy as an Urgent Lifeline
By Karen Uhlenhuth; From Nebraska Energy News Read the story online at: http://midwestenergynews.com/2015/12/16/rural-nebraska-lawmaker-sees-wind-energy-as-an-urgent-lifeline/ Nebraska state Sen. Al Davis is a rancher, a longtime resident of rural Nebraska, a proponent of renewable energy, and a Republican. Now going into his fourth year as a state legislator, Davis views this as a propitious moment for his homeContinue reading “In the News: Rural Nebraska Lawmaker Sees Wind Energy as an Urgent Lifeline”