Category: Wind Energy

Latest Kansas wind farm features light-reduction system

  A wind farm featuring a new aircraft detection nightime lighting system has gone online in central Kansas. The system is one of the first in the state and was installed to reduce night-time light pollution for residents i n Marion County. The Sunflower Wind farm, a 200 MW operation by Orsted, is located in …

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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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Other energy updates

** The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is investigating more than 708,000 trucks and SUVs built by Ford and Lincoln due to reports of “catastrophic engine failures.” The agency expands investigation of vehicles all powered by a turbocharged 2.7- or 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6. ** The United Auto Workers union has reached a tentative contract agreement with Mack Trucks that covers about 4,000 workers …

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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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** Economists at the Energy Information Administration predict on average, US residential electricity prices in the US will decline by 1%. ** Nuclear power plants using low-cost electricity to make hydrogen from water, an emerging fuel, could play a role in the energy transition, the head of a U.S. office that distributes billions of dollars in loans …

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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  

Headlines of other energy stories

** Donald Trump’s on the warpath against his mortal enemy again, and it made a big splash on social media. The former president raged during a campaign speech in South Carolina that “windmills” are driving whales “crazy.” “Windmills are causing whales to die in numbers never seen before. Nobody does anything about that,” he declared. ** Ford Motor Co. …

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