Category: Wind Energy

City of Bixby ups ante in wind farm fight

The city of Bixby has taken another step in its fight to stop PSO’s Wind Catcher project and its massive transmission lines in the city. The council voted Monday night to hire an attorney to take the fight to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission where PSO’s application for pre-approval of the project has yet to be …

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Bixby residents in fight against Wind Catcher transmission lines

PSO’s $4.5 billion Wind Catcher project faces opposition not only from residents in the city of Bixby, but city leaders too. At a recent Bixby city council meeting, citizens stepped forward with their fight against PSO’s plans to construct a high capacity power transmission line carrying electricity from a massive wind farm in the Panhandle …

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Texans again avoid testifying before Oklahoma grand jury

For a second time, Wind Coalition leader Jeff Clark and Texas political consultant George C. Shipley have avoided testifying before an Oklahoma multicounty grand jury. A Texas judge has again ruled the two did not have to comply to an Oklahoma subpoena to go before the grand jury which met for three days last week.  …

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Oklahoma wind farm operator to build major plant in northern Iowa

California-based EDF Renewables, a firm with two major wind farm operations in Oklahoma has announced the signing of a contract to build a major wind project in northern Iowa. It made the agreement with Alliant Energy for construction and development of up to 200 megawatts of the Golden Plains Wind Project in Winnebago and Kossuth …

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Governor signs bill to protect military air bases from wind farms

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill into law this week to protect the state’s three major Air Force bases from the encroachment of wind farms. She signed Senate Bill 1576, a measure approved by the state legislature in April. Legislators were warned if the growth of wind farms spread any closer to Tinker, Altus …

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Enel Green Power makes more contributions to Oklahoma schools

Oklahoma’s largest wind operator, Enel Green Power has made more financial investments in some of the schools where its wind farms are operating. The latest were made to schools around the firm’s Drift Sands wind farm, a 10,000 acre, 108 megawatt operation in southwestern Oklahoma. The company recently made donations to the Chickasha Public Schools …

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Checking out 57,000 wind farm sites

The U.S. Geological survey and the Energy Department are promoting their latest satellite imaging tool—-one that allows anyone with a computer to look at the more than 57,000 wind turbines in the country. Working with the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the American Wind Association, the government’s released what it calls the …

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Austin Judge to Hold Hearing in Multicounty Grand Jury Subpoena

By the end of Friday, Wind Coalition Director Jeff Clark will no doubt know whether he will have to testify before an Oklahoma multicounty grand jury probing political stalking of an Oklahoma legislator. Clark was subpoenaed to testify along with Austin, Texas political consultant George Shipley in connection with the electronic tracking device found last …

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PSO’s Wind Catcher Project Gets More Corporate Support

Public Service Company of Oklahoma now claims support is growing for its monstrous Wind Catcher Energy Connection project. In an announcement this week, the company said four more parties have signed on to a proposed settlement agreement in Oklahoma. They are the latest to come out in support of the more than $4.5 billion massive …

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Louisiana Utility Regulators Won’t Support Oklahoma’s Wind Catcher Project

The Louisiana Public Service Commission has voted to withhold its support for the Wind Catcher Wind project planned for the Oklahoma Panhandle. And it could put the entire $4.5 billion project involving Public Service Company of Oklahoma in jeopardy. The Louisiana PSC went against its staff’s recommendation to allow the Southwestern Electric Power Company to …

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