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 […]

Clark: Wind Industry a Vibrant Contributor to Oklahoma Economy

Originally published in The Journal Record. There is plenty of discussion at the state Capitol regarding the state’s $1.3 billion budget shortfall. In order to balance the budget some anti-wind-industry proponents have suggested the zero-emission tax credit, provided by state leaders to attract wind development, should be abolished now before its mandatory sunset in 2020. […]

Jim Roth: Wind Energy Essential to Oklahoma’s Energy Mix, Economy

Originally published in The Journal Record. Wind energy is vital to Oklahoma’s energy mix and economy. In addition to providing 17 percent of the electricity powering our state, the wind energy industry has invested billions in our communities through capital projects, jobs, taxes, landowner payments and contributions. Recently, a small faction of renewable energy opponents […]

Steelcase Announces New Wind Power Investment

25 Megawatt Power Purchase Agreement Further Diversifies the Furniture Company’s Renewable Energy Portfolio Grand Rapids, Michigan– Steelcase Inc. (NYSE:SCS), the global leader in the office furniture industry, announced a 12-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Apex Clean Energy for 25 megawatts of wind power. Since 2014, Steelcase has invested in renewable energy credits equivalent to 100% of its […]

American Wind Power Posts Second Strongest Quarter Ever

Link to the US Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2015 Market Report The American wind industry installed 5,001 megawatts (MW) during the fourth quarter of 2015, more installations than in all of 2014, according to data released by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today. Overall in 2015 the American wind industry installed 8,598 MW, the […]