Category Archive: Wind Energy

Former Gov. Keating Says Tax Credit Legislation was Wrong—-Calls it a Scam

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Sixteen years later and former Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating admits he made a mistake.  He says it was wrong to have given tax credits to the wind industry.

Writing an op-ed piece for the Tulsa World, Gov. Keating said the legislation “warped into a scam costing taxpayers millions to the detriment of …

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House to Consider Elimination of Wind Tax Credit Bills

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“They knew this day was coming.”

 

The effort of some critics in the legislature to eliminate or trim the wind industry tax credits will go before a House committee next week. Two such bills have been reassigned to the House Appropriations Committee.

One of the measures, HB 2246, by Rep. David Brumbaugh …

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The Southeast Gets Its First Wind Farm

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The southeastern part of the U.S. gets its first wind farm. The Amazon Wind Farm U.S. East is in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Developers say the wind farm will generate enough electricity to power 61,000 homes. The Internet retailer Amazon has agreed to buy some of the power from the electric grid.

The …

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City of Hinton Sued Over Wind Farm Regulations

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The city of Hinton finds itself sued in Caddo County District Court and Oklahoma City federal court by two wind farm companies that claim  the city unfairly is targeting them with a restrictive ordinance.

The suits were filed by Minco Wind IV LLC and Minco Wind V LLC. Both are affiliates of NextEra …

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Association Alleges NextEra Energy Failed to Identify Turbine Locations for Caddo County Projects

A Caddo County lawsuit alleging a wind farm developer didn’t adequately notify residents and public officials about turbine locations was moved to federal court in Oklahoma City this week, according to a report by The Oklahoman.

Scenic Prairie Preservation Association originally filed suit against NextEra Energy Resources LLC. The association said NextEra Energy …

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Oklahoma Ranks Third Nationally in Wind Power

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Oklahoma now ranks third nationally in terms of electricity produced by wind power, according to the latest report from the American Wind Energy Association.

Oklahoma moved past California to become the third-ranked state in the nation with more than 6,600 MW of installed capacity. Texas is number one followed by Iowa. California is …

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Wind Coalition Says Governor’s Wind Taxes are “Misguided”

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Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin didn’t score any points with the wind industry after delivering her State of the State address on Monday in which she proposed new taxes on wind farms and wind-generated electricity.

Jeff Clark, the President of the Wind Coalition responded by saying the governor’s proposal misses the mark.

“It is …

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Another Wind Farm Becomes Operational in Oklahoma

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EDF Renewable Energy’s Great Western Wind Project located in northwest Oklahoma went into operation in the past few weeks. The project will provide Google under a long-term Power Purchase Agreement with EDF, a firm headquartered in San Diego, California.

Commercial operations started Dec. 21 and involve 93 separate wind turbines. They are capable …

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Texas is Getting Another Wind Farm

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Texas is getting another major wind farm, this time in the far southern reaches of the state in Willacy County.

Construction on Bruenning’s Breeze Wind Farm is underway by E.ON. It is E.ON’s 22nd wind farm in the U.S. and the second in Willacy County, Texas. The 228 megawatt farm will consist …

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NextEra Energy Gets Regulatory Approval for New Wind Farm in NE Kansas

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The largest wind generator in the nation is expanding operations in northeast Kansas.

The Nemaha County Commission approved Florida-based NextEra Energy Resources’ conditional use permit and wind farm plan, according to a report published in the Salina Journal on Friday.

State regulators granted the permit following a public hearing where 11 county residents …

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