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 […]

Military Readiness and Wind Energy – Texas Can Have Both

The wind swept plains of America’s Wind Corridor are a perfect place to generate electricity using this infinite and powerful energy resource.  With their wide open spaces, they are also an ideal place for military aviation facilities, including airfields.  The military mission is critical to our nation’s defense and always takes precedence but, thanks to collaboration and […]

FACT CHECK! Transmission Pays for Itself, Saves Consumers Money

From AWEABlog, by Betsy Beck Studies show that expanding America’s electricity grid to meet 21st century needs more than pays for itself, and can even result in significant consumer savings. Improved transmission planning could save American families and businesses up to $47 billion every year, according to a recent white paper from the Brattle Group. […]

Report: Over $15 Billion in Savings Possible on Texas Electric Bills by Growing Wind Energy

Texas homeowners and business owners can keep more money in their pockets, and rural Texas ranchers and family farmers can receive millions of dollars more a year in land lease payments, by building new wind farms tapping into more of the state’s low-cost wind energy resources.   That’s according to a new report, “A Wind Vision […]

US Army Signs PPA for Texas Hybrid Wind/Solar Energy Project

Charlottesville, Virginia – Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy, in coordination with the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI) and Fort Hood, has signed a Renewable Energy Supply Agreement (RESA) with Apex Clean Energy Holdings, LLC, for 65.8 MW of electricity from a combination of large-scale renewable energy solar and wind facilities to serve Fort […]

New Texas House Committee to Examine EPA Rules

by Jim Malewitz, The Texas Tribune November 5, 2015 A new Texas House committee will investigate how federal environmental rules affect the state and its economy. House Speaker Joe Straus on Thursday announced that the House Committee on Federal Environmental Regulation will examine a litany of new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency efforts that have roiled […]

Wind Energy in the Hot Seat on News 9 Oklahoma

Wind energy is booming in Oklahoma, now providing more than 17% of the state’s power and, according to the utilities buying it, reducing consumers’ electric bills by nearly $2 billion.  That’s not good enough for some who would like to repeal incentives for wind energy, while keeping incentives in place for those industries that compete […]

Koch-Funded Professor Strikes Out on Wind Energy

Please note that Newsweek did later provide a disclaimer, noting Mr. Simmons’ clear bias and conflicts of interest. Newsweek recently did a major disservice to its readers by publishing – apparently without any fact checking – an error-ridden opinion piece by Randy Simmons, the “Charles G. Koch Professor” at Utah State University. Newsweek also failed […]

Southwest Power Pool Study Misses Low-Cost Options for Meeting Clean Power Plan

by Michael Goggin Originally Published:  http://www.aweablog.org/southwest-power-pool-study-misses-low-cost-options-for-meeting-clean-power-plan/ The Southwest Power Pool released a study today examining the impacts of complying with EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Unfortunately, the study’s results are not realistic as the study arbitrarily limited the region’s options for complying with the Clean Power Plan. If the region had been allowed to fully utilize […]

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 […]