Category Archive: Wind Energy

US Senator Opposes Oklahoma Wind Power Sold to Tennessee

The project by Clean Line Energy Partners to carry Oklahoma wind power 700 miles across the state and through Arkansas to Tennessee has run into a big opponent. Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander took to the Senate floor on Wednesday argue against the project, calling wind power “unreliable” and stating it would only raise …

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Moving SW Kansas Wind Power to Indiana—-It’s up to Missouri Regulators

An electrical transmission developer already with a project moving western Oklahoma wind-generated electricity to Tennessee is asking Missouri regulators to approve a similar kind of transmission line stretching from southwest Kansas to Indiana.

Clean Line Energy Partners LP wants to build a $2.8 billion line delivering Kansas wind energy to the East. The …

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Iowa Wind Company Accused of Cheating Consumers

 

Iowa’s main wind farm company is being accused of cheating taxpayers out of millions.

MidAmerican En ergy Co.’s Wind VIII project was called a “win-win” for Iowa by Gov. Terry Branstad in 2013. Two years later, the $1.9 billion project came under investigation by the Iowa Attorney General and its Office of …

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Senate Votes to Strip Landowners of Tool in Fighting Wind Farms

 

Just because the legislature appears intent on wiping out tax credits for the wind industry doesn’t mean legislators are totally against the industry. In recent days, the Oklahoma Senate voted 36-8 in support of Senate Bill 593 by Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Schulz of Altus and House Speaker Charles Mccall.

The …

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State House Approves Bill Wiping Out Tax Credits for Wind Industry

If the vote in the Oklahoma House of Representatives is any indication, the wind industry knows the time is near. The House on Thursday passed HB 2298, the measure cutting tax credits for the operators of wind farms that cover the western half of the state.  It was a vote of 74 to …

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Wind Energy Tax Credit Sunset Bill Advances to Oklahoma Senate

By a vote of 74-24, the Oklahoma House of Representatives approved a legislative measure to sunset the zero-emissions tax credit for the wind energy industry.

House Bill 2298 – a leadership bill authored by Speaker Charles McCall (R-Atoka) – imposes a deadline of July 1, 2017 for operational facilities to qualify for the …

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Veteran Legislator Wants Tax Credits Eliminated for Wind Industry

The Oklahoma House of Representatives could vote this week on a bill eliminating the tax credits for the wind industry.

Rep. Leslie Osborn (R-Mustang) calls it a reasonable thing to do. And she should know. She’s chairwoman of the House Appropriations and Budget Committee.

As head of the committee, Osborn has dealt with …

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State House Gets Bill to Kill Wind Tax Credits in Oklahoma

One of the numerous bills aimed at bringing an end to the millions in tax credits given the wind industry in Oklahoma won approval this week in a State House Committee.

House Bill 2298 by Rep. Jon Echols of Oklahoma City was sent to the full house by the House Appropriations and Budget …

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Wind Farms Encountering Rural Opposition

In some areas, there is opposition spreading over the growth of wind energy across the country.

A Dallas Morning News op-ed piece this week, taken from the Los Angeles Times was written by Robert Bryce, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute. He is also the author of “Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: …

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

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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