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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Omaha World-Herald Showcases Positive Impact of Wind Income on Agriculture Producers

Omaha World-Herald writer Cole Epley picked up on an important trend in energy and agriculture: rural families looking to revenue from wind power to keep them on the farm.  This has proven true during recent droughts, during low commodity prices, and during difficult market conditions.  His story can be found in its entirety here:  “Turning […]

Amazon Web Services Announces Amazon Wind Farm US Central 2

This is AWS’s fifth renewable energy project globally and its second wind farm in Ohio.  Amazon Wind Farm US Central 2 is expected to generate more than 530,000 MWh of energy annually, enough to power approximately 50,000 US homes per year. (Seattle, Washington) Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company (NASDAQ:AMZN), today announced Amazon […]

E.ON and Digital Realty Power the Digital Future from the Colbeck’s Corner Wind Farm

E.ON Climate & Renewables North America, LLC (E.ON) and Digital Realty (NYSE: DLR), a leading global provider of data center, colocation and interconnection solutions, announced a long-term agreement to procure energy from the Colbeck’s Corner Wind Farm. The agreement allows Digital Realty to offset 100% of its U.S. colocation and interconnection energy footprint. “This collaboration […]

Apex Completes Transaction Enabling U.S. Army’s Largest Renewable Energy PPA

Announcement from Apex Clean Energy: Apex Clean Energy (Apex) is pleased to announce the sale of a majority ownership stake in a 217 MW renewable energy portfolio to Northleaf Capital Partners (Northleaf), a leading independent global private markets manager, with more than $7 billion in infrastructure and private equity commitments under management. The portfolio consists […]