Category: Solar Energy in Oklahoma

OGE helps dedicate solar panel for Norman school

  Oklahoma Gas & Electric (OG&E) and Irving Middle School in Norman Public Schools District recently held a ribbon cutting ceremony in celebration of the school’s new, onsite solar panel installation and outdoor classroom. Designed in collaboration with Irving Middle School’s Students for Solar club and funded by the electric company, this pilot project helps …

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Attorney General joins utility in warning consumers of solar scams

Attorney General Gentner Drummond and OG&E are partnering to warn Oklahomans about scams involving solar energy equipment and services. Drummond encouraged Oklahomans to remain vigilant in protecting themselves against phone scams. “Fraudsters are always finding new ways to separate unsuspecting individuals from their money, and this latest phone scam is no exception,” he said. “Oklahomans should …

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$1.2 billion solar farm to be built near Cheyenne, Wyoming

  A billion dollar solar farm is in the works of southeast Wyoming. Actually, the estimated price is $1.2 billion and it will consist of 1.2 million panels to product electricity for out-of-state firms. The Enbridge project is called the Cowboy Solar Project and it will take up 5,400 acres of ranchland and take up …

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Energy briefs

** The Biden administration is expected to announce new tariffs on Chinese electric vehicles this week, extending Trump-era policies aimed at boosting domestic manufacturing. ** Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is joining Sen. Joe Manchin to back a resolution to repeal rules allowing some Chinese-made battery parts to qualify for U.S. electric vehicle tax credits. ** A federal judge denies …

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Denver University expects to have 100% of electricity provided by solar power in 3 years

  The University of Denver’s push to become more focused on green energy should make the University solar-powered within three years. The school hopes to have 100% of its electricity on the campus powered from solar farms in surrounding counties and from new solar panels installed on campus buildings. The Colorado Sun reported DU plans …

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US to get more electricity from solar and wind in next few years

        The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects electricity generation will grow by about 3% in 2024 and 1% in 2025. Renewable energy sources—chiefly solar—will supply most of that growth. EIA expects electricity from solar, wind, and hydropower combined to account for 22% of total U.S. generation in 2024, increasing to 24% …

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Energy briefs

** The body of the last missing construction worker killed in the collapse of Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge in March has been recovered, officials announced Tuesday as demolition crews prepared to use explosives in the ongoing cleanup effort. ** The nation’s largest public utility is moving ahead with a plan for a new natural …

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Solar company ordered to stop operating in Kansas

    A Tennessee solar company was recently fined more than $220,000 and banned from doing business in the state of Kansas following what prosecutors called “unconscionable and deceptive acts and practices.” The action by the District Attorney in Wichita came after customers of Design 1 Group LLC complained about its work and sales efforts. …

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Energy briefs

** Berkshire Hathaway Inc shareholders on Saturday overwhelmingly rejected six proposals addressing environmental and social policy issues at Warren Buffett‘s conglomerate, all of which the billionaire investor and his board opposed. ** The rupture of a Louisiana pipeline that released 107,000 gallons of carbon dioxide raises concerns about similar issues among opponents of a proposed carbon pipeline in South …

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Energy briefs

** Interstate 40 was reopened in both directions Sunday as fire crews continued watch over a controlled burn of remaining fuel from a freight train derailment near the Arizona-New Mexico state line, a local fire chief said. Earlier evacuation orders have now been lifted. ** Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp., which reported earnings Friday, are both predicting …

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