Wind Coalition Responds to Newspaper’s Flawed Chapter 313 Coverage

By Jeffrey Clark: Wind Energy and Economic Development — A Proper Accounting Special to the Austin American Statesman The Texas Economic Development Act, also known as Chapter 313, is Texas’ signature program for attracting new investment to our state. Because we compete for investment on an international basis, Chapter 313 is an essential tool to attract […]

Oklahoma’s Wind Industry Will Have Billion Dollar Positive Impact on Counties & Schools

New study shows benefits of investment in wind include additional $2-billion in fuel cost savings to ratepayers. Click here to download the study. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – A new study commissioned by the State Chamber Research Foundation finds that the wind farms currently built or under contract in Oklahoma will provide a billion dollars in […]

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 […]

Wind Coalition Comments at Dedication of Mesquite Creek Wind Farm

Prepared Comments by Jeffrey Clark, Executive Director The Wind Coalition Mars/Sumitomo/Duke Energy Mesquite Creek Wind Farm Dedication Lamesa, Texas – October 1, 2015 What a sweet day it is in Lamesa Texas! Today, we’re standing in the heart of Texas and standing in the midst of a technological revolution that is changing the world of […]

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Announces GRI Renewable Industries Plant In Amarillo

From the Office of the Governor: (Austin, Texas)  Governor Greg Abbott today announced that GRI Renewable Industries, the industrial wind division of Spanish-based Gonvarri Steel Industries, plans to build a new manufacturing plant in Amarillo, Texas. The plant, which will manufacture renewable wind energy components, is projected to create over 300 new jobs and $41 […]

OKLAHOMA: Despite Deceptive Attacks by Anti-Wind Activists, Wind Energy Community Stands by SB 498

OKLAHOMA CITY – Despite a negative and deceptive campaign launched by anti-economic development and anti-property rights activists, a measure awaiting final approval in the Oklahoma Senate represents a solid compromise between the legislature and the wind energy community. SB 498 helps to address a portion of the state budget deficit while allowing Oklahoma to compete […]

OKLAHOMA: Garfield County Assessor Wade Patterson: Opportunity in the Air

There is a lot of give and take when it comes to balancing a budget – I should know as county assessor for Garfield County. So when you are offered an opportunity to tap into a new and very significant tax revenue stream, chances are you take it. For Garfield County that opportunity came in […]

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 […]

Wind Power Creates 30,000 Texas Jobs, Generates $85 million in Taxes, Public Citizen Data Shows

Renewable Energy Boom Under Siege by State Legislators Austin, Texas – The boom in West Texas wind-powered electricity generation has delivered a major economic boost to the region, including creation of over 40 new businesses and 30,000 construction jobs in 57 West Texas counties since 2001, according to data collected by Public Citizen’s Texas office. […]

LTE: Wind Incentives Work in Oklahoma

This Letter to the Editor was published in The Oklahoman on February 22, 2015. Frank Robson (Point of View, February 13) missed the mark regarding the economic value of wind energy to Oklahoma. State tax incentives have indeed allowed wind development to grow over the past several years. They have made Oklahoma competitive for investment, […]