Category: Solar Energy in Oklahoma

Energy news in brief

** The White House is facing mounting pressure from Democrats to yank federal permits for Line 3, the controversial oil pipeline under construction in Minnesota. Eight Democratic senators and nearly two dozen House members criticized the Biden administration for allowing pipeline giant Enbridge to continue building Line 3 across wetlands in a letter sent Monday that HuffPost viewed. ** Enbridge said …

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Energy news in brief

** Kinder Morgan said a Monday fire on its El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline (EPNG) near Coolidge, Arizona that killed two people and injured another had been extinguished and the pipeline segment remained shut. ** Cheniere Energy, Inc.  announced  that its wholly owned subsidiary, Cheniere Corpus Christi Holdings, LLC intends to offer, subject to market and …

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Roadblocks encountered by renewable energy transition in New Mexico

  Concerns are growing in New Mexico how the COVID-19 pandemic and spread of the Delta variant are affecting the supply chain of the state’s development of renewable energy. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports some solar energy projects planned by Public Service Company of New Mexico have experienced delays.   Click here for Santa …

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Southwest Arkansas town to get electricity from solar power

  Ground was broken this week on a project designed to use solar power to supply the southwest Arkansas City of Bearden with electricity. Today’s Power Inc. is owned by the state’s electric cooperatives and will build two 200-kilowatt sun arrays to provide the renewable blower to the city of 1,000 reported Arkansas Business. Click …

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Government hands out $83 million in energy funding

The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $82.6 million in funding to 44 projects that will lower Americans’ energy bills and help meet President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 by investing in new energy efficient building technologies, construction practices, and the U.S. buildings-sector workforce. None of the projects are in Oklahoma but one …

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Deep Deuce development to incorporate solar energy

  A resumed effort to finish the Deep Deuce housing development in northeast Oklahoma City plans to rely extensively on solar power as a means to create a “zero energy” neighborhood. The Oklahoman reported developers plan to incorporate solar energy in the region they call The Hill. Click here for The Oklahoman.

Report ranks Iowa first in renewable energy use–Oklahoma third

  A report by the American Clean Power Association ranked Iowa number one in the nation for use of renewable energy sources while Oklahoma came in third nationally. The report stated that nearly 57.6% of electricity generated in Iowa came from renewable sources. No other state had more than half of its electricity come from …

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1,400-acre solar farm proposed in Missouri

  Applied Energy Services started the ball rolling for what will be the largest solar farm in Missouri. The company wants to locate the 1,400 acre project near Troy Mills in Adair County reported KTVO news. Click here for KTVO news.  

Energy news in brief

** Xcel Energy Inc. (reported 2021 second quarter GAAP and ongoing earnings of $311 million, or $0.58 per share, compared with $287 million, or $0.54 per share in the same period in 2020. ** The ALLETE, Inc.  board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of 63 cents per share of common stock. On an annual basis, the …

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Poultry farmer’s use of solar polar attracts regional attention

  An Arkansas family’s use of solar power in its poultry operation attracts attention and leads to its being named the county farm family of the year. Stephen Boyd’s use of solar power for his farm also caught the attention of Oklahoma State University according to the Cleveland County Herald. Click here for Cleveland County Herald story.