Category: Wind Energy

Judge dismisses wind farm developer’s lawsuit in Hutchinson, Kansas

  A Reno County District Court judge in south central Kansas has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a wind farm developer embroiled in a legal fight to build the Pretty Prairie Wind farm near Hutchinson. The dismissal came after developer Pretty Prairie Wind LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy filed a motion to dismiss the …

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Sen. Lankford says wind industry no longer needs tax credits

  U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., called for an end to tax credits for the wind industry during a visit to the Enid News & Eagle Tuesday afternoon. Lankford expressed support for wind energy, but said the time has come to remove production tax credits for the industry.  “I don’t have a problem with wind …

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Chinese-backed wind project sparks Texas border brawl

  A political battle is underway over a wind farm development at the Texas border with Mexico. Some of it is  because the Blue Hills Wind project that could bring more than 40 wind turbines to Val Verde County is backed by the Chinese. Some believe its future is in doubt because of the Trump …

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Northern Oklahoma’s Skeleton Creek wind project still on track for completion in 2020

    The first phase of what is expected to be the country’s largest renewable energy project of its kind should be completed next year in northern Oklahoma. NextEra Energy Resources is planning not only the 250 megawatt Skeleton Creek wind farm but a solar panel farm and a battery storage project as well. The …

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New Mexico Governor named Wind Energy Champion

  The American Wind Energy Association presented its 2020 Wind Champion Award to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham in an online forum that highlighted New Mexico’s progress in building wind-generation across the state. The award and forum, which included the governor and executives from several wind development companies, were part of the national association’s “American Wind …

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Apex Energy sells a SW Texas wind project

  The sale price wasn’t disclosed but Apex Clean Energy has announced the sale of one of its Texas wind farms to an unnamed buyer. The project in question is the White Mesa Wind farm located in Crockett County, Texas which is located southwest of San Angelo, Texas. White Mesa is still under construction and …

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Wichita Falls wind manufacturer gets funding help from Department of Energy

  A Wichita Falls, Texas wind manufacturer is one of eight receiving federal funding from the federal government for wind development research. Carter Wind Turbines received two awards from the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory and its Competitiveness Improvement Project. The laboratory with funding from DOE’s Wind Energy Technologies Office works with …

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Wind farm fight moves ahead in Kansas court

The fight between a wind farm operator who wants to build near Hutchinson Kansas and Reno County is far from over after a district judge ruled the lawsuit against the county can proceed. Reno County District Judge Tim Chambers issued an order denying a motion by Pretty Prairie Wind for an immediate appeal on an earlier …

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Wind turbines on private property a flash point for Iowa lawmakers

  A political fight is developing in Iowa where state regulators are in the processing of expanding their authority to surrender private property for wind energy developments. Radio Iowa reports that three Republican members of a key committee plan to block the intentions of the Iowa Utilities Board. Some Iowa counties have passed local zoning …

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Michigan firm becomes majority owner of Texas wind farm

  Michigan-based Consumers Energy’s parent company has become a majority owner of Aviator Wind, a 525-megawatt wind energy farm in central Texas. The project will create electrical power for Facebook and McDonald’s. CMS Energy purchased 51% ownership in Aviator Wind, a 525-megawatt wind energy farm in central Texas, according to a Thursday, July 30 news …

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