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 […]

Enid Regional Development Alliance: To Grow, We Must Keep Our Promises

By Brent Kisling, Executive Director, Enid Regional Development Alliance Let’s suppose for a moment that you were about to purchase your first home.  You found the perfect house that you intend to live in for the rest of your life. But like most new home buyers, you don’t have enough cash to purchase the home […]

Low Natural Gas Prices, Not Wind Energy, Primarily Responsible for Coal’s Troubles

A repost from “Into the Wind”, blog of the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) by Michael Goggin As we’ve observed previously, a common tactic when an energy source is facing market headwinds is to blame wind energy for its problems. Just as some nuclear power plant owners previously tried to blame wind energy for their […]

Wind Coalition Responds to Biased, Flawed “Polling” from Sooner Poll

The Wind Coalition’s president, Jeffrey Clark, released the following statement in response to a new “poll” released by Sooner Poll in Oklahoma: This push piece is more proselytizing than polling.  It is part of an ongoing and orchestrated campaign of anti-wind misinformation, funded by a small group of wealthy oil executives and designed to divert attention […]

Clearing the Air: Lamar Alexander, You’re Wrong About Wind Power

by Dr. Stephen A. Smith, Executive Director, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy The Plains and Eastern Clean Line project could inject large quantities of high-value, low-cost wind power directly into the Tennessee Valley region from western Oklahoma. Recently Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) spoke on the senate floor in opposition to the project, and wind energy. We […]

Wildfires Raging Across Region – Your Help Needed

Wind Coalition Members and Supporters, Wildfires are raging across our region, in the heart of the Wind Corridor, and our friends and neighbors are in need of your help.  There are many ways to contribute by donating hay, transportation services, or financial resources.  Here are several sites to learn ways you can join the effort to […]

Wind Coalition Response to OIPA Op-Ed Attacking Wind Energy in Oklahoma

In response to a series of misleading op-eds, The Wind Coalition released the following: Anti-Wind Groups Hurt Schools, Economy and Themselves By Jeffrey Clark, President – The Wind Coalition Over the years, groups lobbying against wind energy in Oklahoma have acted as though their political influence gives them license to attack without being held to common […]

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 […]