Category: Wind Energy

Energy Department Supports $2.5 billion Wind Power Project in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee

Even as Oklahoma City billboards attack the wind industry and its tax credits in Oklahoma, the U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz says the Department of Energy will take part in the development of a $2.5 billion project to deliver wind-powered elect…

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Wind Coalition Responds to Billboard Attacks with Robocall Campaign

What started as a billboard campaign waged by an oil and gas group against the wind credits for the wind industry in Oklahoma turned into a robocall campaign led by the Wind Coalition in response to the attack by the oil industry.
“Hi I’m Jeff Clark w…

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Wind Group Boasts of $10 million Paid Annually to Oklahomans

While an oil and gas group is in the midst of a billboard campaign against wind industry tax credits in Oklahoma, the American Wind Energy Association is out with a report showing that more than $10 million a year is paid by wind farm operators to Okla…

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Wind Coalition Leader Tells Oil and Gas Industry it’s Time to Stop Fighting

The head of the Wind Coalition responds to criticism from oil and gas leaders, saying it’s time to end the fight against the wind industry’s tax credits.
“Fighting one another and saying things about one another that are not true is very unproductive,…

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Study Seeks Ways to Save Bats from Windfarm Deaths

While some wildlife biologists express concern about the fate of bates in northwest Oklahoma’s Selman Cave because of the cave’s proximity to wind farms, a new study suggests some species might be better able to absorb losses than others killed by wind…

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Oil and Gas Industry Uses Billboards to Attack Wind Industry

The wind battle has been renewed in Oklahoma, thanks to a Tulsa World editorial by State Auditor and Inspector Gary Jones and an anti-wind group of oil and gas industry leaders who call themselves the Windfall Coalition.
Anti-wind billboards have popp…

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Massive Wind Farm Wins Early Government Approval in Wyoming

What is being called the biggest wind farm project in the nation in Wyoming has passed another regulatory step as the federal government’s environmental analysis tentatively cleared the way for construction.
The Power Company of Wyoming, a subsidiary …

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FERC Upholds Rejection of EDF Renewable Energy in North Dakota

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission says a regional grid operator in North Dakota was legally right to remove a wind farm developed by an EDF Renewable Energy subsidiary from the power grid.
FERC stood behind the decision that Midcontinent Indepe…

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Oklahoma’s Wind Generation up to 18 Percent of State’s Electricity

The federal government says Iowa became the first state in 2015 to provide more than 30 percent of its electricity generation from wind. The U.S. Energy Information Administration said Iowa’s wind farms generated more than 31 percent of all generation …

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OGE Moves up Construction of Wind Farm Transmission Line

The construction of a $190 million transmission line to connect wind farms in northwest Oklahoma is being moved up by Oklahoma Gas and Electric. Instead of waiting another three years, the utility plans to begin construction early in 2017 on the 126-mi…

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