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Rural Texas Speaks Out: Tells Lawmakers to Keep Hands Off 313

One of the most valuable tools Texas uses to attract major investments to Texas is currently under assault in the legislature.  Lawmakers in Austin who don’t understand the innovative Chapter 313 program, are working to take this tool away from Texas counties and school districts.  The loss would be felt immediately, especially in rural areas that have […]

Clearing the Air: Lamar Alexander, You’re Wrong About Wind Power

by Dr. Stephen A. Smith, Executive Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy The Plains and Eastern Clean Line project could inject large quantities of high-value, low-cost wind power directly into the Tennessee Valley region from western Oklahoma. Recently Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) spoke on the senate floor in opposition to the project, and wind energy. We […]

Wildfires Raging Across Region – Your Help Needed

Wind Coalition Members and Supporters, Wildfires are raging across our region, in the heart of the Wind Corridor, and our friends and neighbors are in need of your help.  There are many ways to contribute by donating hay, transportation services, or financial resources.  Here are several sites to learn ways you can join the effort to […]

Enid Regional Development Alliance: To Grow, We Must Keep Our Promises

By Brent Kisling, Executive Director, Enid Regional Development Alliance Let’s suppose for a moment that you were about to purchase your first home.  You found the perfect house that you intend to live in for the rest of your life. But like most new home buyers, you don’t have enough cash to purchase the home […]

Fact Check: Military Says Wind Farms Strengthen, Not Hinder, National Security

by Tom Vinson (AWEA) Recently, several media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and Forbes.com, have erroneously reported on wind farms impacting military bases.  The reality couldn’t be further from the truth—wind bolsters our national security be creating more of our energy right here at home. Here are the facts. The Department of Defense has […]

Wind Coalition Applauds Governor Fallin, OMES for Refuting Financial Propaganda

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) False and misleading financial figures related to wind industry tax incentives and distributed by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs have thankfully been exposed for just that by Governor Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise services according to the executive director of The Wind Coalition, an advocacy group […]

The Economist Embraces Renewables

This story appears on Into the Wind at http://www.aweablog.org/economist-embraces-renewables/  By Michael Goggin In this week’s cover story, The Economist thoughtfully argues for expanded use of renewable energy, noting that, “It is no longer far-fetched to think that the world is entering an era of clean, unlimited and cheap power. About time, too.” The Economist also correctly […]

Wind Coalition Response to OIPA Op-Ed Attacking Wind Energy in Oklahoma

In response to a series of misleading op-eds, The Wind Coalition released the following: Anti-Wind Groups Hurt Schools, Economy and Themselves By Jeffrey Clark, President – The Wind Coalition Over the years, groups lobbying against wind energy in Oklahoma have acted as though their political influence gives them license to attack without being held to common […]

Oklahoma Governor’s Budget Proposal for Wind Industry Misses Mark

Jeff Clark, President of The Wind Coalition, released the following statement in response to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin’s budget proposals. “The future of energy in America will be one led by natural gas, renewable energy, and innovative technologies surrounding storage and efficiency.  Oklahoma can lead in that prosperous energy future if it chooses to do […]

USFWS Eagle Rule is Sound. Misleading Anti-Wind Detractors? Not So Much.

In public venues, in news media, and in social media, anti-wind zealots continue to deliberately spread misinformation about the United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s (USFWS) recent rules on eagles and the Eagle Conservation and Management Program. Anti-wind alarmists claim that wind power companies have been given a “free pass” to harm bald eagle populations, up to 4,200 […]

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