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”

Low Natural Gas Prices, Not Wind Energy, Primarily Responsible for Coal’s Troubles

A repost from “Into the Wind”, blog of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) by Michael Goggin As we’ve observed previously, a common tactic when an energy source is facing market headwinds is to blame wind energy for its problems. Just as some nuclear power plant owners previously tried to blame wind energy for theirContinue reading “Low Natural Gas Prices, Not Wind Energy, Primarily Responsible for Coal’s Troubles”

Clearing the Air: Lamar Alexander, You’re Wrong About Wind Power

by Dr. Stephen A. Smith, Executive Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy The Plains and Eastern Clean Line project could inject large quantities of high-value, low-cost wind power directly into the Tennessee Valley region from western Oklahoma. Recently Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) spoke on the senate floor in opposition to the project, and wind energy. WeContinue reading “Clearing the Air: Lamar Alexander, You’re Wrong About Wind Power”

Natural Gas and Renewables, A Partnership With Which Coal Can’t Compete

By Jeffrey Clark http://eecn.johnshopkins.edu/index.php/2016/11/15/1512/#ixzz4VtCXZCTF In an ugly weekend for Texas football fans, the Longhorns were defeated by the West Virginia Mountaineers.  Sitting in the stadium, I reflected on our just-ended Presidential election in which energy issues – particularly the promise of a coal renaissance – played a major role.  I was struck by the biggerContinue reading “Natural Gas and Renewables, A Partnership With Which Coal Can’t Compete”

Wind Coalition Formally Responds to Texas Comptroller’s Biased Attack on Wind Energy

On Friday, The Wind Coalition formally responded to Texas Comptroller Susan Combs’ recently released report on wind energy in Texas. Rather than be considered a research piece, her report is better labeled an opinion on wind.  A long-time, outspoken opponent of wind energy development, Susan Combs is taking advantage of her final days in the Comptroller’sContinue reading “Wind Coalition Formally Responds to Texas Comptroller’s Biased Attack on Wind Energy”