Category: Wind Energy

Wind Leader Accuses House Leadership of Deceit and Duplicity

House leadership at the Oklahoma state capitol has reportedly turned down economic concessions made by the wind industry in a fight over taxes. Mark Yates, Oklahoma Director of the Wind Coalition says if the House follows through with its plans it will be “recorded as one of the darkest years in our history.” It’s the …

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Wind Company Leader Speaks Against Wind Tax

Another wind industry leader is speaking out against possible plans in the Oklahoma legislature to put a tax on wind farm operations. He is Ron Flax-Davidson who is chairman and CEO of PNE Wind USA,Inc. a firm based in Chicago. The company is in the process of building the Chilocco Wind Farm to be located …

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Billionaire Buffett Knows Money is to be Made in Wind Industry

Billionaire Warren Buffett obviously sees something in the wind industry….there’s money to be made! A report from the American Wind Energy Association shows his Berkshire Hathaway Energy is now the top US ranked investor owned utility group for wind power.  The firm surpassed Xcel Energy in 2017 with 6.751 GW owned or under contract. BHE …

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KidWind Challenge Supported by Enel Green Power

Enel Green Power recently supported the Oklahoma KidWind Challenge in Norman, Oklahoma. Students from around the state participated in a wind turbine contest, winners were invited to the national competition. The event wrapped up a year-long effort of education workshops for teachers and students sponsored by Enel Green Power. During the statewide challenge, 46 students …

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Wind Supporters Await Delayed-Vote on Anti-Wind Bill

An anticipated vote on a proposed anti-wind measure did not happen Tuesday in the Oklahoma House. SB 888 by Senator Josh Brecheen and Rep. Jeff Coody was on the agenda but no vote was taken either during the morning session and the afternoon session of the House. The measure is opposed by the Oklahoma Wind …

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No Slow Down in Wind Construction in Oklahoma and the U.S.

  The American Wind Energy Association’s fourth quarter 2017 market report on wind farm construction in the U.S. shows Oklahoma remains number two nationally, behind only Texas. The industry installed 4,125 megawatts of new wind capacity from 29 new wind projects in 16 states in the fourth quarter of 2017.  Texas led with 1,179 MW …

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Kansas Wind Farm Operator Declared Number One in U.S. for New Developments

A new market report from the American Wind Energy Association shows Tradewind Energy, a firm based in Lenexa, Kansas was ranked number one nationally for 2017 wind energy developed and installed. The U.S. Wind Industry 2017 Market Report said Tradewind, one of the largest independent wind and solar project development companies in the nation, developed …

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State House Prepares to Take up Latest Anti-Wind Bill

Last week, the head of the Oklahoma Wind Coalition said the industry was at a breaking point as the Oklahoma legislature prepared to hit it again with another law. And he charged that the state once again was going back on its word and breaking an agreement. The State House on Tuesday is prepared to …

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Wind Leader Accuses Legislators of Creating Punitive Punishment Against Industry

A bill targeting Oklahoma’s wind industry is set to be brought up in the Oklahoma House on Tuesday, prompting one wind industry spokesman to issue a call to arms by rural Oklahomans saying they will be the ones harmed if the measure becomes law. “We are at the breaking point now with the wind industry,” …

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Enel Green Power Launches Red Dirt Wind Farm Near Hennessey

Enel Green Power officially opened its Red Dirt wind farm near Hennessey this week with an Open Plant event attended by 120 people. Located in Kingfisher and Logan Counties, the wind farm consists of 95 wind turbines across 60,000 acres of land. Red Dirt has power purchase agreements with T-Mobile US, Inc. and the Grand …

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