Clark in Austin Business Journal: “Clean Energy On Right Track in Texas”

Jeff Clark – President, Advanced Power Alliance Published in Austin Business Journal on February 7, 2019 Texas is a leader in clean energy with rapidly growing wind and solar energy sectors. Our state leads the nation in wind energy generation, and recent cost-declines in solar are leading to tremendous growth. The success of wind and solar […]

Pecan Street Launches Texas’ First Grid-Connected Vehicle-to-Grid Research and Testing Center

Energy research organization Pecan Street Inc. launched Texas’ first grid-tied vehicle-to-grid (V2G) testing center at its lab in Austin, Texas, turning electric vehicles into a dispatchable load shaving tool for the municipally-owned electric utility, Austin Energy. The V2G testing center is part of Austin SHINES, an Austin Energy project that is testing how energy storage at grid, […]

Penn State University Makes Major Investment in Solar Energy Project

Penn State, one of country’s largest and most prestigious research universities, makes significant investment in solar energy project with global solar leader Lightsource BP.  Penn State and Lightsource BP announced Tuesday, February 5, the development of 70 megawatts of large-scale offsite solar to support the University’s Strategic Plan, which cites stewardship of the planet’s resources […]

Wind Powers Employment, Education in West Texas

By Ken Becker, Executive Director, Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development West Texas is no stranger to the energy industry – for nearly 100 years, our region has been leading the way in oil and gas. And while we still look to these resources for economic benefits and energy independence for America, we now have the […]

E.ON Starts Construction of 100 Megawatt Solar Project in Reeves County, Texas

E.ON today announced it has started construction on its West of the Pecos solar project, located in Reeves County, Texas, approximately 75 miles southwest of Midland-Odessa. The 100 megawatt (MWac) project is expected to come online in December 2019 and consists of more than 350,000 photovoltaic panels built over a 670-acre area. E.ON expects approximately […]

Budweiser and Anheuser-Busch Take Message Further by Powering the Host City of Atlanta with Clean Electricity for Super Bowl Week

Today, Budweiser released its Super Bowl LIII commercial, bringing its long-term commitment to renewable electricity to the biggest stage of the year. Last year, Budweiser announced its commitment to be brewed with 100% Renewable Electricity from Wind Power*, and to celebrate, the King of Beers will showcase this commitment in a commercial titled, “Wind Never […]

ERCOT – What About Reliability?

Don’t believe fossil-funded dark money groups promoting doomsday to prop up dirty energy donors. They are unreliable.  Dark money groups (secretly, but most likely funded by out-of -state fossil fuel companies), are making claims that ERCOT is on a path to a “reliability crisis.” They want to create a panic to justify propping up dirtier, […]

Report: Companies Leading the Renewable Energy Buying Revolution Should Participate in the Transmission Planning Processes

Participation could help ensure companies can deliver on their own clean energy targets, as well as shape the grid’s future. Large U.S. companies are acting on renewable energy goals at a record pace. Through August of this year, they have already procured nearly 4 gigawatts of utility-scale wind and solar capacity — breaking the previous full-year […]

Nestlé Waters North America Signs Renewable Energy Agreement with ENGIE Resources

Nestlé Waters North America (NWNA), together with ENGIE Resources, today announced they have signed a renewable energy agreement through which ENGIE will supply over 50 percent of the energy needed for NWNA’s manufacturing and distribution facilities in Texas. With this agreement, NWNA operations in Travis, McLennan, Dallas, and Harris counties will be supplied by renewable wind energy from the Midway Wind […]

New LEGO® Creator Expert Vestas Wind Turbine Announced

The first-time consumers can purchase a LEGO set featuring new ‘Plants from Plants’ elements – made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane A key collaboration between the LEGO Group and Vestas®, the world leader in sustainable energy solutions Through investments in wind power the LEGO Group balances 100% of the energy used to make LEGO […]