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When Wind Turbines Move to Town – How Do Rural Communities Benefit?

By Anna Luke, American Wind Energy Association Originally published on Into the Wind It wasn’t always the case, but nowadays rural places are often among those in greatest need of new economic development. Sadly, the farm belt and Rust Belt have been losing jobs and investment for decades. It will take significant change to raise […]

Apex Clean Energy Celebrates Delivery of Wind and Solar Power to Fort Hood

Represents largest-ever renewable energy procurement for U.S. military Killeen, Texas – Apex Clean Energy (Apex) today celebrated the final delivery of the largest renewable energy project serving the U.S. Army at Fort Hood. Drawing wind power from the 50.4 MW Cotton Plains Wind project in Floyd County, Texas, and solar power from the on-base 15.4 […]

Fact Check: Wind Power Is a Cost Effect Way to Reduce Emissions

By Michael Goggin (American Wind Energy Association) Originally published on Into the Wind, the AWEA Blog   A working paper by Charles Frank has generated attention among fossil fuel industry-funded anti-wind groups, although a more thorough examination shows the paper is plagued by inaccurate data inputs and assumptions that greatly skew the results against wind […]

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 […]

Oklahoma Wind Coalition: Hypocritical Anti-Wind Ads Obscure Truth,

Originally published on NonDoc.com. Every Oklahoman has seen the ads on TV: A former governor and a former football coach serve as pitchmen for the state’s oil-funded anti-wind lobby.  The ads are like a great football play. They’re hiding the ball, tricking the viewer, running a trick play straight from the hypocrite’s playbook. It’s called the […]

Fort Hood Renewable Energy Facilities Enter Commercial Operations

Killeen, Texas – The U.S. Army’s largest single renewable energy project began officially generating clean electricity on April 27.Apex Clean Energy (Apex) developed, managed construction of, and currently operates the groundbreaking hybrid wind and solar complex, which will provide more than 50 percent of the annual load at U.S. Army Garrison Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. Apex […]

Wind Coalition Statement on Oklahoma Governor’s Signing of HB 2298

The following is a statement from Jeffrey Clark, President of The Wind Coalition, on Governor Mary Fallin’s signing of HB 2298. “In public testimony in 2014, the wind energy industry committed to work with state leaders in phasing out incentives for wind energy development.  These incentives have been tremendously beneficial to Oklahoma by attracting billions […]

Commentary by Chris Brown: Wind is Winning in Texas

From the Austin American Statesman – April 11, 2017 Thirty miles north of the state capital, there’s a community that’s one of the first U.S. cities to get 100 percent of its power from wind and other renewable energy. It has generated national news attention and no small sense of wonder. Because in conservative Georgetown, […]

Like This: Facebook Buys More Wind Power

by Hannah Hunt – AWEA Here’s news we can all “like” today: Facebook announced plans last week to locate its newest data center in rural Nebraska. Thanks to a new renewable energy tariff provided by their future local utility, low-cost wind energy will power 100 percent of the facility. A big footprint This will be […]

Enid Regional Development Alliance: To Grow, We Must Keep Our Promises

By Brent Kisling, Executive Director, Enid Regional Development Alliance Let’s suppose for a moment that you were about to purchase your first home.  You found the perfect house that you intend to live in for the rest of your life. But like most new home buyers, you don’t have enough cash to purchase the home […]

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