Category: Solar Energy in Oklahoma

Renewable energy construction costs fall across the U.S.

A report issued by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows average construction costs for solar, wind and natural gas-fired electricity generators fell in the past few years. The drop was reported in 2021 compared to 2020 according to the EIA’s recently released data. Average construction costs fell by 18% from 2020 for natural gas-fired generators, by …

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Talking energy with Scott Mitchell and Jerry Bohnen

  We’ve had the price of oil in the U.S. shoot up to nearly $94 a barrel while Brent crude, the global benchmark teased the $100 level. So what’s the discussion by Scott Mitchell and Jerry Bohnen regarding the price of oil? What is at least one oil industry leader predicting? As usual, the two …

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Ponca City legislator elected vice-chair of regional energy group

Ponca City legislator, Rep. Ken Luttrell, was recently elected to serve as vice chairman of the Center for Legislative Energy and Environmental Research. The election of the Republican came at the Energy Council’s annual Global Energy and Environmental Issues Conference held in Little Rock, AR. “ It’s an exciting time to be a part of …

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Quick energy reads

** The White House is prohibiting senior administration officials from traveling for international energy engagements that promote carbon-intensive fuels, including oil, natural gas and coal, Fox News Digital has learned. ** Californians are bracing for Gov. Gavin Newsom’s (D) impending signoff on a seminal slate of rules that would require large companies to disclose both their greenhouse gas …

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Solar and wind receive more government subsidies than oil and gas

  A new government report confirms what many in the oil and gas industry have contended since Joe Biden became President—his administration gives more subsidies to renewable energy than to the fossil fuel industry. No surprise, but the 59-page report by the Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration also showed that the solar industry is …

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Hail leaves home solar units destroyed in Austin, Texas

  One of the risks of solar power is mother nature, i.e. hail. Just ask residents of Austin, Texas who learned the hard way when a thunderstorm dropped hail the size of golf balls last weekend. KVUE TV in Austin reported the hail shattered rooftop solar panels on homes. “We got them because we thought …

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Government handouts for solar energy industry

  An interesting observation by Austin, Texas energy writer Robert Bryce who pointed out that U.S. solar subsidies are 302 times more than subsidies for nuclear power. Actually, his Wednesday column was a correction from what he had written days earlier. Here’s how he described his newfound mistake: Solar subsidies are even bigger than what …

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National Clean Energy Week observed by Senator

  Oklahoma State Sen. Casey Murdock is a big fan of Oklahoma’s all-of-the-above approach to energy development. He writes about it in a column highlighting the National Clean Energy Week. Click here for McCarville Report  

New Mexico solar credit program runs out of money

  It seems thousands of New Mexico homeowners who sought a 10% state tax credit to offset the cost of their solar systems aren’t eligible. The state program offering the credit ran out of money. Empty pockets. And there’s not much they can do about it because once they’re locked out of the credit funding, …

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Texas AG says counties cannot ban solar farm development

  The interim attorney general in Texas ruled that county governments cannot ban the development of solar farms. The ruling came from Angela Colmenero, the interim attorney general while Ken Paxton awaits his impeachment trial. It came in a decison regarding Franklin County and Colmenero said state law does not give a county the authority …

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