Kansas Governor: God Has Blessed Our State With Wind Energy Resource

By David Ward – AWEA By growing wind farms in the Sunflower State, Kansas has attracted $7 billion dollars in capital investment to its state economy. This has primarily benefited rural communities around the state, allowing Kansas farmers and ranchers to expand their businesses or send their kids to college. Plus, building wind farms and […]

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 Applauds Governor Fallin, OMES for Refuting Financial Propaganda

(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) False and misleading financial figures related to wind industry tax incentives and distributed by the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs have thankfully been exposed for just that by Governor Mary Fallin and the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise services according to the executive director of The Wind Coalition, an advocacy group […]

The Economist Embraces Renewables

This story appears on Into the Wind at http://www.aweablog.org/economist-embraces-renewables/  By Michael Goggin In this week’s cover story, The Economist thoughtfully argues for expanded use of renewable energy, noting that, “It is no longer far-fetched to think that the world is entering an era of clean, unlimited and cheap power. About time, too.” The Economist also correctly […]

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 […]

Texas Chapter 313 and Schools: Correcting the Myths

The Texas Economic Development Act (more commonly known as Chapter 313) is the state’s single most important economic development program. Chapter 313 allows school districts to offer a temporary, 10-year limitation on a portion of the taxable value of eligible new investment projects. The limit only applies to school maintenance and operations (M&O) taxes—there is […]

Understanding Texas Chapter 313

One of the most valuable tools Texas uses to attract major investments to Texas is the Texas Economic Development Act (more commonly known as Chapter 313) program, the state’s single most important economic development program.  This provision in law gives communities and school districts the ability to attract major capital investments to grow their economies. Chapter […]

It’s Official. 2016 ERCOT Wind Energy Use Exceeded 15%.

It is now official, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) 2016 Demand and Energy Report shows that wind-powered generation resources provided 15.1% of the energy used in ERCOT for calendar year ended December 31, 2016. Interestingly, the production from wind-power in 2016 exceeded that produced by all 4 nuclear units in ERCOT by 25%. […]

DOE Say America Now Has More Than 100,000 Wind Jobs

Published by AWEA. (Washington, DC)  Wind power employs just over 100,000 Americans according to new data released today by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), more than work at nuclear, natural gas, coal, or hydroelectric power plants. “Wind means opportunity and job security for over 100,000 Americans,” said Tom Kiernan, CEO of the American Wind Energy […]

Wind Coalition Responds to OIPA Nonsense on Eagle Rule

Perhaps someday OIPA will get back to being an advocate for oil and gas, but – for now – they want to focus on wind energy. That’s a shame when wind and natural gas are “highly complementary” and are growing together – increasing markets for both (see EIA data). It’s a shame when they miss […]