Category: Wind Energy

Enid to be site of wind turbine remanufacturing facility

  South Dakota-based RENEW Energy announced the construction of a new remanufacturing facility in Enid, Oklahoma. The facility will remanufacture wind turbine drive trains, and it will hold the largest capacity in North America in regards to the size of said turbines. Services on these turbines will be performed entirely on-site, other than the transportation …

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Political news group critical of Oklahoma Gov. Stitt over opposition to IRA

  Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has been accused of being one of a handful of Republican governors critical of the President’s Inflation Reduction Act while their states gain benefits from the measure signed into law on Tuesday. POLITICO suggested Stitt might be “hypocritical” about the IRA although the news organization known for its political coverage …

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Wind farm subsidies still with us—even in Oklahoma

  It wasn’t but a few years ago when Oklahoma ended its wind energy subsidies after a fiery battle between the wind industry and oil and gas operators. But with President Biden’s signing of the Inflation Reduction Act on Tuesday, federal wind energy tax credits will be extended through 2025. It doesn’t mean there isn’t …

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Russia restructuring blamed for Siemens Energy 2022 losses

  Siemens Energy, the company known for wind tower generators located throughout Oklahoma and other wind-generating states blamed at $204 million charge Monday on the wind-down of its Russian business. The company, with wind production plants in Hutchinson, Kansas and another in Iowa indicated its Russian business activities could be sold or wound down reported …

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MidAmerican Energy abandons plan to add 30 wind turbines in Iowa

  Some Iowa residents are celebrating what they consider to be a victory over Big Wind. It’s in Madison County where Forbes called it a win for the power of people. Click here for Forbes

New wind farm in New Mexico to create thousands of jobs

  A California company says it might employ up to 2,000 workers a it builds a 550-mile interstate transmission line project in New Mexico. Work is expected to begin either late this year or early next year according to New MexicoINNO Click here for New MexicoINNO

Texas too dependent on renewable energy for power?

  One energy writer contends wind generation is not dependable in Texas and often falls when power demand increases. In short, Robert Bryce says the state is too reliant on weather-dependent renewables. It’s what he wrote in RealClear Energy. Click here for RealClear Energy  

Biden targets climate change with more executive orders

  President Biden’s latest executive order stopped short of making an emergency declaration about climate change. Speaking Wednesday at the site of a former coal-fired plant in Somerset, Massachusetts, the President announced a package of executive actions and also promised more aggressive efforts in the climate change war. “Since Congress is not acting as it …

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500 mile line to carry New Mexico wind power to Western states

  A 500-mile transmission line is planned to carry electricity from New Mexico wind farms to urban markets in Arizona and California. The SunZia Transmission project was acquired by Pattern Energy and will combine with the company’s existing plans to develop wind power in the region reported the Carlsbad Current-Argus. Click here for Current-Argus

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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