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 […]

Fort Hood Renewable Energy Facilities Enter Commercial Operations

Killeen, Texas – The U.S. Army’s largest single renewable energy project began officially generating clean electricity on April 27.Apex Clean Energy (Apex) developed, managed construction of, and currently operates the groundbreaking hybrid wind and solar complex, which will provide more than 50 percent of the annual load at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. Apex […]

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 […]

Commentary by Chris Brown: Wind is Winning in Texas

From the Austin American Statesman – April 11, 2017 Thirty miles north of the state capital, there’s a community that’s one of the first U.S. cities to get 100 percent of its power from wind and other renewable energy. It has generated national news attention and no small sense of wonder. Because in conservative Georgetown, […]

Like This: Facebook Buys More Wind Power

by Hannah Hunt – AWEA Here’s news we can all “like” today: Facebook announced plans last week to locate its newest data center in rural Nebraska. Thanks to a new renewable energy tariff provided by their future local utility, low-cost wind energy will power 100 percent of the facility. A big footprint This will be […]

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 […]

Rural Texas Speaks Out: Tells Lawmakers to Keep Supporting Chapter 313

One of the most valuable tools Texas uses to attract major investments to Texas is currently under assault in the legislature.  Lawmakers in Austin who don’t understand the innovative Chapter 313 program, are working to take this tool away from Texas counties and school districts.  The loss would be felt immediately, especially in rural areas that have […]

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 […]