Fact Check: Military Says Wind Farms Strengthen, Not Hinder, National Security

by Tom Vinson (AWEA) Recently, several media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal and Forbes.com, have erroneously reported on wind farms impacting military bases.  The reality couldn’t be further from the truth—wind bolsters our national security be creating more of our energy right here at home. Here are the facts. The Department of Defense has […]

The Home Depot Taps Texas Wind Farm for Renewable Energy

(Atlanta, Georgia)  The Home Depot® today announced its first major investment in a wind-powered renewable energy project. The energy purchased from the wind farm is enough to power 100 Home Depot stores for a year while also providing $150,000 in local community benefits.The Los Mirasoles Wind Farm, owned and operated by EDP Renewables North America, […]

Military Readiness and Wind Energy – Texas Can Have Both

The wind swept plains of America’s Wind Corridor are a perfect place to generate electricity using this infinite and powerful energy resource.  With their wide open spaces, they are also an ideal place for military aviation facilities, including airfields.  The military mission is critical to our nation’s defense and always takes precedence but, thanks to collaboration and […]

General Motors (GM) Makes its Largest Green Energy Purchase to Date

DETROIT — General Motors has made its largest renewable energy procurement to date, purchasing enough wind power to equal the electricity needs of 16 of its U.S. facilities, including business offices in Fort Worth and Austin, Texas, a major assembly and stamping complex in Arlington, Texas, and 13 parts warehouses east of the Mississippi River. […]

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 […]

Amazon Announces Its Largest Wind Farm to Date – A New 253 Megawatt Wind Farm in West Texas

Amazon Wind Farm Texas joins large Amazon wind and solar farms in Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. Seattle, Washington – Amazon today announced “Amazon Wind Farm Texas,” a new 253-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Scurry County, Texas, that will generate 1,000,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually – enough energy to power almost 90,000 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Major US Corporate Brands Purchased Nearly 1 Gigawatt of Texas Wind Power in 2015

Procter & Gamble, Owens Corning, Dow Chemical, Walmart, Hewlett Packard, Equinix, General Motors, Google, and Philips All Purchased Texas Wind Last Year Austin, Texas – Texas attracted 49 percent of the total U.S. market for non-utility wind power purchases in 2015, as Fortune 500 companies behind household brands, like Tide and Downy, high-tech companies, universities, and major […]