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 […]

How the FORTUNE 500 Are Driving New Markets for Clean Energy

More Companies are Choosing to Power Their Operations with Renewable Energy From AWEABlog, by Evan Vaughn What brings diverse companies like Amazon, Disney, General Motors, Microsoft, Nike, Starbucks and Walmart together? They’re all buying renewable energy or want to get in the market for it. From tech giants to household names, corporate America is shopping for […]

Procter & Gamble to Manufacture Iconic Brands Including Tide and Dawn with Wind Power

New Texas based wind farm to provide 100 percent of electricity to all P&G Fabric & Home Care plants in the United States and Canada. Procter & Gamble (P&G) and EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) partner to generate wind power to meet P&G’s North American Fabric & Home Care plants’ electricity demands. P&G turns the […]

TEXAS: Wind Coalition Statement on Senate Passage of Texas Senate Bill 931

Earlier today, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 931 by Senator Troy Fraser.  The bill would end the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and would end the Texas Public Utility Commission’s discretionary authority under the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) program.  A link to the bill is available here. Jeff Clark, Executive Director of The Wind […]

AWEA and SEIA Publish a Handbook for the States: Incorporating Renewable Energy Into State Power Plans

AWEA and SEIA recently released a Handbook intended as a guide for states that are considering including renewable energy as a compliance tool to meet the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed regulation of carbon emissions from existing power plants (Clean Power Plan) under section 111(d) of the Clean Air Act. In light of the fact […]

Sierra Club: ERCOT Finally Values Wind Peak Capacity Using Actual Data

By Cyrus Reed – The Sierra Club | Lone Star Chapter For the last five years, the Sierra Club has been in a healthy discussion at ERCOT (Electric Reliable Council of Texas) and the Public Utility Commission of Texas over how to calculate the value of wind energy during peak demand. Opponents of wind still […]

Texas Tribune: On Environment Issues, Bush Takes More Moderate Tone

From the Texas Tribune:  http://www.texastribune.org/2014/08/31/george-p-bush-interview/ by Neena Satilja On the campaign trail in Texas for a little-known statewide office, George P. Bush is generally toeing the Republican Party line: He is attacking federal health care reform, decrying abortion and championing gun rights. But it is environmental policy that will be under his purview in November […]

Got Water? Wind Energy is Dry Energy

With our states jn the grip of a crippling drought, it’s time to think seriously about the incredible amount of water used to generate our electricity. Click our graphic to learn more about how wind energy can save water for other life-sustaining uses.

Federal Court Finds Colorado Renewable Energy Standard Constitutional

DENVER – In a major victory for renewable energy and for states’ power to expand clean energy development, the federal District Court for the District of Colorado today affirmed the Colorado Renewable Energy Standard (RES), rejecting attacks based on the federal dormant Commerce Clause. The Court dismissed a lawsuit brought in 2011 that challenged the […]

Texas Wind Energy Saves Enough Water for 138,000 Texans

With the driest November in more than 100 years now behind us, Texans are wondering when the rain will come again.  Clearly, drought is becoming the new normal, at least for the foreseeable future.  Fortunately, unlike other types of generation, Texas wind needs no water to generate electricity.  The water saved, as reported by Environment […]