Oklahoma’s production tax credit for wind power expired in 2017 and was never renewed, a sensible move that acknowledges the advancements wind power has made in becoming a competitively priced form of generation. Wind power no longer needs a 10-year, half-cent-per-kilowatt-hour credit to compete with conventional forms of electricity. Mission accomplished! But some Oklahoma lawmakers […]
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Oklahoma still has the wind at its back when it comes to adding more renewable energy to the Southwest Power Pool’s energy generating portfolio. A report released Wednesday by the American Wind Energy Association shows the Sooner State added 576 megawatts of additional capacity to its wind generation fleet during 2018. Only three other states […]
As we move forward in the New Year, the State of Oklahoma has much reason to be optimistic. With an abundance of natural resources, Oklahoma is perfectly positioned within the Southwest Power Pool (SPP.) This is important because we are connected to 14 other states in a geographic area extending from the Red River […]
Houston Chronicle – 3/14/18 Despite being the number two state for wind power capacity, Oklahoma has soured on its wind industry, which has lost all state-level tax incentives amid a budget crisis brought on by the oil bust. Now the Oklahoma legislature has proposed caps on tax credits for the wind industry that could bankrupt […]
Enid, Okla., March 12, 2018 — Rep. Frank Lucas has been named a U.S. Wind Champion for the 115th Congress by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) at an event hosted by NextEra Energy, a major energy generation and development company.
NPR State Impact – 3/1/18 Wind incentives have proved essential for many landowners and local governments, and have helped propel Oklahoma to the number 2 wind producer in the nation. But after oil prices crashed and state budget gaps widened, State legislators started missing the money. Now the incentive rollback is causing some wind companies to reconsider […]
OK Energy Today – 3/4/18 If the Oklahoma Legislature passes bills that won committee approval and are currently on their way to the State House and Senate, there could be a host of negative consequences to the state. According to Wind Coalition executive Mark Yates, these range from lawsuits from the wind industry and school […]
NewsOK – 3/7/18 America is making economic and energy efficiency gains thanks to renewable and sustainable energy projects like wind and natural gas. Oklahoma playing a huge part in this, according to Ethan Zindler, the head of U.S. research at Bloomberg’s New Energy Finance. “When we look around the world and we think of wind projects on […]
OK Energy Today – 2/3/18 Oklahoma is a leader in the nation for wind-powered electricity, having recently overcome Iowa to become No. 2, behind only Texas. This ranking puts Oklahoma on the national stage and makes the state better able to attract Fortune 500 companies. But at the start of the 2018 Oklahoma legislative session, […]
NewsOK – 2/9/18 Wind energy will pass electric power generated by dams by 2019, the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts. The EIA expects wind to produce 765,000 megawatt hours per day by 2019, while dams are expected to produce 730,000 megawatt hours. Natural gas-generated power is stable to increasing and renewables are increasing, creating new […]