Category: Wind Energy

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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Groups Oppose Revival of Wind Tax Credits

Oklahoma’s congressional delegation now has the task of deciding how it will stand on the controversial proposal to extend the Wind Production Tax Credit, the one that expired at the end of 2013. But the fight is underway as 66 organizations led by th…

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