Category: Solar Energy in Oklahoma

Energy briefs

** The Supreme Court as soon as this week could rule to curb the power of federal agencies — including those with the power to protect the environment. As the Supreme Court’s term winds down, a legal doctrine called Chevron deference hangs in the balance. ** A sensor on the railroad tracks running through the town of East …

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Energy briefs

**  Flooding on the Blue Earth River in Minnesota breached the Rapidan Dam Monday morning and it’s now in an “imminent failure condition,” officials said. Le Sueur County residents in low-lying areas of the Minnesota River Valley are advised to closely monitor the situation and potentially evacuate, according to the county’s emergency management office. ** US West …

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**  A nonprofit backed by Chris Hohn, the billionaire money manager behind TCI Fund Management, says climate investors need to move into the highest-emitting sectors if they’re to effectively bring about a low-carbon energy transition. ** North Dakota officials approve a $32 million loan for a processing facility that will convert natural gas into liquid hydrocarbon products.  …

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NextEra and Entergy reach agreement for more solar power in Arkansas and 3 other states

      Entergy and NextEra Energy Resources LLC, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE: NEE), announced a joint development agreement that will accelerate the development of up to 4.5 gigawatts (GW) of new solar generation and energy storage projects. The agreement represents significant progress toward Entergy’s growing portfolio of renewable generation. “We’re excited …

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Nearly 12,000 renewable energy projects stalled by bureaucracy

  A growing complaint by renewable energy developers across the country is the amount of time it takes to put their projects on line. Their main roadblock is bureaucracy. Rules and regulations. Red tape and of course in some cases, opposition by landowners and residents. A recent annual report by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory stated …

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Energy briefs

** The Senate is poised to send a major energy bill to President Biden’s desk this week, which could allow for more nuclear power to be built throughout the U.S. The legislation seeks to reduce fees for companies that are proposing to build nuclear reactors and establishes a prize that aims to incentivize nuclear deployment. ** Fisker …

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New Mexico utility says renewable energy will help avoid brownouts

  While temperatures soared to 107 degrees in parts of New Mexico on Monday, the state’s major utility indicated it did not anticipate brownouts even after the firm closed its main coal-fired power plant near Farmington. Public Service Co. of New Mexico credits the ability to avoid brownouts after the shutdown of its San Juan …

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Williams Cos. executive warns Senators of coming demand for electric grid power

  The Williams Company in Tulsa is alerting U.S. Senators that natural gas will be critical for any expansion of the nation’s electric power grids and the country cannot rely alone on renewable energy. Wind and solar can’t do it alone. Writing to Sen. Joe Manchin, chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee, …

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Energy briefs

** Bill Gates and his energy company are starting construction at their Wyoming site for a next-generation nuclear power plant he believes will “revolutionize” how power is generated. Gates was in the tiny community of Kemmerer Monday to break ground on the project. ** The Supreme Court solicited the Biden administration’s views on two lawsuits by the city of …

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Once devastated by a tornado, Southwest Kansas town becomes a renewable energy model

  Since rebuilding after a tornado that nearly wiped the town off the map, Greensburg, Kansas has rebuilt and expanded its dependency on green energy. As homes and businesses were rebuilt following the  May 4, 2007 tornado, the town focused on clean energy and became a model for what other communities can do with renewable …

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