Category: Solar Energy in Oklahoma

$130 million solar commitment by Cox Cable in Tulsa

  Cox Communications in Tulsa recently put a $130 million solar array on line, a move that will produce 400 kilowatts of power and nearly 20% of the building’s annual electricity needs. “Through clean renewable power coming from the sun, it allows us reduce our carbon impact for this one facility by over 580 tons …

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North Dakota leaders express criticism of renewable energy to US Senate

  “Quite honestly our customers are starting to grow leery of the promises of low-cost, renewable energy.” It’s what one North Dakota leader told Oklahoma U.S. Sen. James Lankford and others on a Senate committee exploring ways to cut energy costs. North Dakota is a  state heavy with oil and gas activities by Oklahoma energy …

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** Wall Street analysts sharply increased their Exxon Mobil Corp second-quarter profit estimates on Tuesday, after the largest U.S. oil producer projected it could almost double its first-quarter earnings. ** Ring Energy Inc. agreed on July 5 to acquire Stronghold Energy, a privately held E&P with a position in the Permian Basin’s Central Basin Platform, in an …

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Study claims 70,000 homes could be powered by Kansas City airport solar farm

  A feasibility study says a solar farm proposed on 3,100 acres near the Kansas City International Airport could eventually power nearly 70,000 homes. It would be one of the largest such farms in the U.S. and the largest at a U.S. airport reported the Kansas City Star.     Click here for Kansas City …

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Complaints grow in Iowa over solar installers

  Going “solar” isn’t everything that some homeowners and business operators think it will be—-at least that’s what the Attorney General in the state of Iowa is finding. Radio Iowa reports the consumer protection division in the AG’s office has seen what it calls a “dramatic” upturn in complaints about solar energy companies. Click here …

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Arkansas utility begins operation of solar farm

  An Arkansas utility begins operation of a 4.8 MW solar farm. Central Arkansas Water put the farm into operation last week with leaders saying they hope to save consumers money. Click here for Fox 16 news

Renewable industry employment increases while oil patch work declines

  A new report from the Department of Energy shows employment continues to fall in Oklahoma and other states that make up the nation’s oil and gas industry while it is increasing in the renewable energy industry. E&E News reported the new report showed energy sector jobs overall grew by 4% in 2021 with EV …

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Oklahoma oil and gas group attacks OGE’s rate hike request

  In opposing Oklahoma Gas and Electric company’s $163.5 million rate hike, the state’s largest and most influential oil and gas group said regulators should not approve such an increase until the utility fulfills its pledge to correct inadequate planning and preparation it had for the February 2021 winter storm Uri. It also heavily criticized …

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Scramble by renewable energy developers in eastern Colorado

  Excel Energy’s recently approved $1.7 billion Power Pathway transmission line project is reportedly causing a land rush of sorts in eastern Colorado. Some ranchers and farmers call it the new “cash crop” as wind and solar developers scramble to lock up land for their projects reported the Colorado Sun. Click here for Colorado Sun …

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New public land leases in New Mexico will triple state’s renewable energy capacity

  The state of New Mexico could very well see its renewable energy capacity triple following a recent auction of public land, much of it in the county where the fabled Billy the Kid roamed in the Wild West. Pattern Energy won the auction for 147,685 acres of leases in Lincoln, Torrance and San Miguel …

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