Coalition Speaks Out Against Unfair Tax Increases Targeting Oklahoma Wind Investors

The Wind Energy industry has worked with lawmakers in Oklahoma to end every state tax incentive for wind energy development.  Despite this, anti-wind groups are working to raise taxes on wind investors even higher by removing wind energy from the many industries that currently qualify for the Manufacturers Sales Tax Exemption.  Mark Yates, Oklahoma Director […]

The Wind Coalition Names Mark Yates Oklahoma Director

The Wind Coalition, the leading advocacy organization representing the wind energy industry in Oklahoma and throughout America’s Wind Corridor, announced today the hiring of Mark Yates as Oklahoma Director. Yates will coordinate advocacy, education and community relations efforts across Oklahoma promoting the positive economic benefits that the wind industry is delivering to Oklahoma ratepayers and […]

OCPA and Rep. McBride Have a Message for Investors Outside of Oklahoma: Keep Out

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma –  Today’s news conference with Representative Mark McBride and the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (OCPA) felt like a meeting of the Oklahoma Economic Suicide Club, according to the president of The Wind Coalition: “With paid rhetorical flair, Representative McBride and OCPA misled the public again on the impacts of renewable energy […]

M&M’S® Shares Commitment to Making Clean, Renewable Energy Even Sweeter

M&M’S Launches Fans of Wind Energy Campaign to Engage Consumers on How Renewable Energy Can Counteract Climate Change M&M’S, one of Mars, Incorporated’s most iconic and beloved brands, is addressing the importance of tackling climate change and how everyone – even colorful chocolate treats and their spokescandies – can make a difference. Today, M&M’S is […]

EDF Renewable Energy Signs Agreement with Kimberly-Clark Corporation to Supply 120 Megawatts of Wind Energy

Rock Falls Wind Project Aids Kimberly-Clark to Achieve Its Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Goal up to Four Years Ahead of Schedule EDF Renewable Energy has signed an agreement to supply Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) with 120 megawatts (MW) of wind energy from the Rock Falls Wind Project in Oklahoma (total capacity 154 MW). The Virtual […]

Anheuser-Busch and Enel Green Power Announce Renewable Energy Partnership

Release from Enel Green Power and Anheuser-Busch: Enel Green Power and Anheuser-Busch signed a power purchase agreement for the energy produced by a portion of the Thunder Ranch wind farm Thanks to the agreement with EGP, Anheuser-Busch will purchase as much renewable electricity as is used to brew more than 20 billion 12 oz. servings […]

Invenergy and GE Renewable Energy Announce America’s Largest Wind Farm

Renewable giga-project Wind Catcher Energy Connection to link more than 1.1 million South Central U.S. customers with cost-saving wind energy harvested from Oklahoma. The 2,000-megawatt Wind Catcher facility will be world’s second-largest wind farm, once operational in 2020. CHICAGO (July 26, 2017) – Invenergy, North America’s largest independent, privately-held renewable energy company, along with GE Renewable […]

When Wind Turbines Move to Town – How Do Rural Communities Benefit?

By Anna Luke, American Wind Energy Association Originally published on Into the Wind It wasn’t always the case, but nowadays rural places are often among those in greatest need of new economic development. Sadly, the farm belt and Rust Belt have been losing jobs and investment for decades. It will take significant change to raise […]

Oklahoma Wind Coalition: Hypocritical Anti-Wind Ads Obscure Truth,

Originally published on NonDoc.com. Every Oklahoman has seen the ads on TV: A former governor and a former football coach serve as pitchmen for the state’s oil-funded anti-wind lobby.  The ads are like a great football play. They’re hiding the ball, tricking the viewer, running a trick play straight from the hypocrite’s playbook. It’s called the […]

Wind Coalition Statement on Oklahoma Governor’s Signing of HB 2298

The following is a statement from Jeffrey Clark, President of The Wind Coalition, on Governor Mary Fallin’s signing of HB 2298. “In public testimony in 2014, the wind energy industry committed to work with state leaders in phasing out incentives for wind energy development.  These incentives have been tremendously beneficial to Oklahoma by attracting billions […]