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 […]

Natural Gas and Renewables, A Partnership With Which Coal Can’t Compete

By Jeffrey Clark http://eecn.johnshopkins.edu/index.php/2016/11/15/1512/#ixzz4VtCXZCTF In an ugly weekend for Texas football fans, the Longhorns were defeated by the West Virginia Mountaineers.  Sitting in the stadium, I reflected on our just-ended Presidential election in which energy issues – particularly the promise of a coal renaissance – played a major role.  I was struck by the bigger […]

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. […]

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 […]

Superintendent Little: Wind Industry Supports Oklahoma Schools

By Melva Little, Superintendent – Fort Supply Public Schools As superintendent of Fort Supply Public Schools, I am concerned to see education used as a platform for anti-wind energy activists to criticize an industry that has been nothing but positive to Fort Supply Public Schools, and I suspect, many other rural districts across Oklahoma. To […]

Jim Roth: Wind Energy Essential to Oklahoma’s Energy Mix, Economy

Originally published in The Journal Record. Wind energy is vital to Oklahoma’s energy mix and economy. In addition to providing 17 percent of the electricity powering our state, the wind energy industry has invested billions in our communities through capital projects, jobs, taxes, landowner payments and contributions. Recently, a small faction of renewable energy opponents […]

Steelcase Announces New Wind Power Investment

25 Megawatt Power Purchase Agreement Further Diversifies the Furniture Company’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Grand Rapids, Michigan– Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS), the global leader in the office furniture industry, announced a 12-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Apex Clean Energy for 25 megawatts of wind power. Since 2014, Steelcase has invested in renewable energy credits equivalent to 100% of its […]

Radio: Oklahoma Wind Energy Investments Paying Office for Sooner State

A recent interview on National Farm Radio features Wind Coalition executive director, Jeff Clark, reporting on the growth of wind in Oklahoma and the myriad benefits that this development is bringing to that energy-rich state. From water savings to landowner payments, tax revenue to job creation, wind’s positive impacts are being clearly felt in every […]

Kay Wind Project Enters Commercial Operation

Kay County, Oklahoma – Kay Wind, a 299-megawatt wind facility located in Kay County, Oklahoma, began commercial operation on December 12, 2015. Apex Clean Energy (“Apex”), an independent renewable energy company, developed, managed construction of, and will operate the project, which is the largest single-phase wind farm in Oklahoma. It is the first wind facility owned […]

Southern Company Subsidiary’s First Wind Project in Operation

Atlanta, Georgia — Southern Company subsidiary Southern Power today announced its first wind project, the 299-megawatt (MW) Kay Wind facility in Kay County, Oklahoma, is fully operational. “The completion of Kay Wind – Southern Power’s first wind project – marks an important milestone for our company,” said Southern Power President and Chief Executive Officer Oscar C. […]