Category: Wind Energy

Iowa group fights proposed wind farm

  An anti-wind farm group in Iowa has filed suit to stop construction of a proposed wind farm. The Tama County Against Turbines coalition was formed in March and filed suit against the Tama County Board of Supervisors reported the Iowa Capital Dispatch. Click here for Iowa Capital Dispatch

Wind operator NextEra acquires south Texas water operations

  NextEra Water Texas, LLC, an indirect subsidiary of NextEra Energy Resources, LLC, announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of a portfolio of rate-regulated water and wastewater utility assets in eight counties near Houston, Texas, from Quadvest, L.P. “This acquisition marks our first purchase of water and wastewater assets and furthers our strategy …

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Texas wind power fails during heat wave

  Wind power in Texas has failed to help ease the electricity demand in the state at a time when a heat wave has the grid operator asking consumers for help. Bloomberg reported wind turbines are producing less than a tenth of the power they’re capable of producing. Click here for Bloomberg

Renewable industry employment increases while oil patch work declines

  A new report from the Department of Energy shows employment continues to fall in Oklahoma and other states that make up the nation’s oil and gas industry while it is increasing in the renewable energy industry. E&E News reported the new report showed energy sector jobs overall grew by 4% in 2021 with EV …

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Step taken toward largest wind farm in U.S.

  Another large wind project in New Mexico is in the making—one that would cover 230 square miles of state trust land and be the largest in the U.S. The New Mexico public land commissioner signed about a dozen leases this week to clear the way for the project in Lincoln, Torrance and San Miguel …

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Other headlines

** North Dakota regulators this week will hold a public hearing on a proposed $390 million wind project in the southern part of the state.  ** A coal company owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s family agrees to pay $320 million to a Swiss bank to help settle an outstanding $850 million debt. ** Volkswagen aims to hire 1,000 new employees at its …

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Wind tower collapses in Oklahoma and Colorado

  At least two wind turbine tower collapses occurred in the past week, one in Oklahoma and one in eastern Colorado. As OK Energy Today reported last week, the Oklahoma incident happened near the Major County town of Ames and no one was injured. The second tower collapse happened a few days later near the …

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Wind turbine tower collapses in northern Oklahoma

  A northern Oklahoma wind farm is minus one of its wind turbines following the collapse of the turbine and tower this week. The incident happened Monday evening in Major County near the town of Ames according to Fire Chief Mike Willey reported the Enid News and Eagle.   Click here for Enid News & …

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Kansas county wants to impose moratorium on wind farm growth

  A northeast Kansas county is considering a moratorium on further wind farm development near the state line with Missouri. Brown County Commissioners discussed the issue this week along with how much to fine wind farm developers who might ignore such a proposed moratorium reported News-Press NOW. Click here for News-Press NOW

Wind energy firm in Enid could get millions in incentives

  A proposed extension of a tax district in Enid could save an energy company $14 million in taxes for storage of its wind turbine parts. Click here for Enid News and Eagle