Category: Wind Energy

Wind Industry Prepares to Fight Tax Credit Elimination in Oklahoma Legislature

The battle lines are drawn on one energy bill before the Oklahoma legislature—one that proposes the elimination of tax credits for the wind industry.
Rep. Lee Denney and Sen. Jason Smalley, both Republicans, introduced HB 2818 and it is pending befo…

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Lankford Wants to Keep Everyone Honest with Wind Tax Credit Phaseout

“This is keeping everyone honest.” Sen. James Lankford.

Whether Sen. James Lankford’s amendment to finally phase out federal government tax subsidies to the Wind Industry is successfully passed, we’ll have to wait and see what the U.S. Senate does….

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Sen. Lankford Moves to End Renewable Energy Tax Credits

Oklahoma U.S. Sen. James Lankford has introduced an amendment to the Senate energy bill to completely end federal renewable energy production tax credits by the end of 2031. Under his amendment, 2019 would be the last year a project could qualify for a…

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Oklahoma, Nation Adding Wind Energy at Near Record Pace

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) released its Fourth Quarter 2015 Market Report this week showing the industry had the second strongest quarter ever. During the fourth quarter alone, the American wind industry installed 5,001 megawatts (MW)….

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Blog Suggests Windmills are Causing Earthquakes in Oklahoma—Not Injection Wells

A ‘must read’ article about Oklahoma earthquakes is one posted on the Feeding Jimmy website, one that proposes another theory about what’s causing the quakes—windmills! Yes, it is tongue-in-cheek but drew responses from readers. And the posting has …

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Google to Buy Power From Future Beaver County Wind Farm

Beaver County will play home to a wind farm which helps powers Google. Renewable Energy Systems (RES) announced Wednesday it had sole the Bluestem Wind Project to Exelon Generation.
RES developed the project and is the contractor for its engineering, …

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Wind Beats Nuclear Power for Electricity in Texas

A report by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas shows wind energy surpassed nuclear power in 2015 to become the third biggest source of electricity in the Council’s region. It says wind power provided 11.7 percent or about 40.8 million mwh of the…

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Wind Turbines Leading Cause of Bat Deaths Worldwide

Wind turbines worldwide are being blamed for an increase in the deaths of bats, according to an analysis led by the U.S. Geological Survey and published in Mammal Review. Collisions with wind turbines worldwide and the disease white-nose syndrome in No…

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Grady County Getting Enel Green Wind Farm

Grady County is the site of construction of one of the latest wind farm projects in Oklahoma, one begun by Enel Green Power North America Inc. Enel is building a 108-megawatt farm called the Drift Sand and work is expected to be completed by the end of…

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Wind Industry Firm Faces Uphill Battle in Iowa over Massive Transmission Line

The wind industry and its related power firms are facing challenges in Iowa where the State Utilities Board has handed a setback for a company proposing a $2 billion transmission line to move wind energy from Iowa to Illinois. It’s one of two massive p…

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