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 […]

Avalanche Journal: Our View – The Wind That’s Blowing Here in West Texas Lights up Texas Cities

By the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Editorial Board: Lines of wind turbines turning in the breeze have become an increasingly familiar sight in the South Plains and the panhandle of Texas. That’s good news for several reasons: First, those blades that turn steadily are helping to produce electricity. Texas has long been famous for its oil and […]

Report: Over $15 Billion in Savings Possible on Texas Electric Bills by Growing Wind Energy

Texas homeowners and business owners can keep more money in their pockets, and rural Texas ranchers and family farmers can receive millions of dollars more a year in land lease payments, by building new wind farms tapping into more of the state’s low-cost wind energy resources.   That’s according to a new report, “A Wind Vision […]

Invenergy to Provide Clean Power to 3M Company

Renewable Energy Producer Partners with 3M to Reduce Emissions Through Wind Power.  Agreement Brings Invenergy’s Corporate Customer Renewable Energy Portfolio to 570 MW Chicago, Illinois – Invenergy today announced that it has signed a 120 MW wind power purchase agreement (PPA) with 3M to provide the global science-based company with renewable energy to help support […]

Wind Turbines Powering the City of Georgetown, Texas

From the City of Georgetown: Wind turbines are providing for Georgetown’s energy needs three months ahead of schedule. The Spinning Spur 3 wind farm near Amarillo, which was projected to start producing electricity in January, became operational September 28, 2015. The wind plant is now providing energy to meet most of Georgetown’s daily power needs, […]

US Army Signs PPA for Texas Hybrid Wind/Solar Energy Project

Charlottesville, Virginia – Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Energy, in coordination with the U.S. Army Office of Energy Initiatives (OEI) and Fort Hood, has signed a Renewable Energy Supply Agreement (RESA) with Apex Clean Energy Holdings, LLC, for 65.8 MW of electricity from a combination of large-scale renewable energy solar and wind facilities to serve Fort […]