Category Archive: Wind Energy

Opponents of Wind Tax Credit Rollback Likely to Challenge it in the State Senate

The House Bill calling for a rollback of tax credits for the wind industry is on is way to the State Senate. But it won’t receive unanimous support there, judging by opposition mounted this week in a Senate Committee.

Senator Kay Floyd, a Democrat from Oklahoma City argued the roll back will send a …

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Wind Energy Tax Credit Modification Gets Approval from OK Senate Committee

The Oklahoma State Senate Appropriations Committee voted 34-6 in favor of House Bill 2298 on Wednesday. The House bill modifies the time-period for zero-emission facilities by requiring operation by July 1, 2017 to qualify for tax credits. The current deadline is January 1, 2021.

Governor Fallin proposed eliminating the credit to increase revenue during …

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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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