The Wind Coalition Names Mark Yates Oklahoma Director

The Wind Coalition, the leading advocacy organization representing the wind energy industry in Oklahoma and throughout America’s Wind Corridor, announced today the hiring of Mark Yates as Oklahoma Director. Yates will coordinate advocacy, education and community relations efforts across Oklahoma promoting the positive economic benefits that the wind industry is delivering to Oklahoma ratepayers and […]

Wind Coalition Responds to Flawed Reporting on Texas Wind Siting Legislation

The reporting on Texas Senate Bill 277 has consistently failed to accurately depict the current laws that thoughtfully assess the compatibility of wind energy projects in proximity to military bases.  In response to flawed and inaccurate reporting from a Wichita Falls news station, Wind Coalition President Jeff Clark sent the following response.  For the benefit of […]

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. […]

Procter & Gamble to Manufacture Iconic Brands Including Tide and Dawn with Wind Power

New Texas based wind farm to provide 100 percent of electricity to all P&G Fabric & Home Care plants in the United States and Canada. Procter & Gamble (P&G) and EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) partner to generate wind power to meet P&G’s North American Fabric & Home Care plants’ electricity demands. P&G turns the […]

Kansas Lawmakers Tour Smoky Hills Wind Farm

More than twenty legislators and guests descended upon central Kansas Wednesday, October 14, to attend a briefing and tour of the Smoky Hills Wind Farm in Ellsworth and Lincoln County, Kansas. Hosted by site owners Enel Green Power, it was a great afternoon. After a meal catered by historic Brookville Chicken in the Operations and […]

Wind Energy in the Hot Seat on News 9 Oklahoma

Wind energy is booming in Oklahoma, now providing more than 17% of the state’s power and, according to the utilities buying it, reducing consumers’ electric bills by nearly $2 billion.  That’s not good enough for some who would like to repeal incentives for wind energy, while keeping incentives in place for those industries that compete […]

Wind Coalition Comments at Dedication of Mesquite Creek Wind Farm

Prepared Comments by Jeffrey Clark, Executive Director The Wind Coalition Mars/Sumitomo/Duke Energy Mesquite Creek Wind Farm Dedication Lamesa, Texas – October 1, 2015 What a sweet day it is in Lamesa Texas! Today, we’re standing in the heart of Texas and standing in the midst of a technological revolution that is changing the world of […]

Texas Governor Greg Abbott Helps Break Ground on Wind-Powered Facebook Data Center

From the Office of Governor Greg Abbott: Governor Greg Abbott today attended and delivered remarks at the groundbreaking of a new Facebook data center in Fort Worth, Texas. The data center is projected to create more than $500 million in capital investment within 5 years, along with at least 40 full-time jobs to facilitate its […]

Arkansas Community Foundation Awards $2 Million in Sustainable Energy Grants

(LITTLE ROCK, ARKANSAS)  The Akransas Community Foundation has announced $2 million in sustainable energy grants, including funding for The Wind Coalition’s efforts to increase the availability of transmission capacity to serve wind and solar generation in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. The Arkansas Community Foundation’s release: Little Rock, Arkansas (November. 1, 2012) – Grants totaling […]