The amount of wind power generated in the state cracked the 10 percent threshold last year for the first time as the industry continues to make strides in the western and Panhandle regions of Texas. More »
From New Mexico and Texas to Montana and New York, PNM and other investor-owned utilities are facing higher renewable energy standards starting this year as numerous states and the federal government push for a reduction in the use of fossil fuels for generating electricity.
Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration says developers are planning to increase wind power capacity with projects primarily in Oklahoma, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Texas. More »
The U.S. Justice Department says 38 golden eagles and 336 other protected birds have been found dead at the company’s wind projects in Carbon and Converse counties from 2009 until now. More »
The move means taxpayers can claim the cuts and credits on their 2014 tax returns, but there is no guarantee they will be back in 2015. More »
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas aims to have backup reserves of at least 13.75 percent of the state’s peak electricity demand. More »
The feds will allow a dozen developers to bid on access to more than 742,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts. More »
Fiscal conservatives want Republican leaders to hold firm against proposals to extend a wind energy tax credit this year. More »
Increased electric resources should keep the Texas power grid sufficiently supplied through the expected colder-than-normal winter season, officials for the state’s grid operator said Friday. More »
Online crowdfunders like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have produced a few successful technology and media startups. But the sites are also home to thousands of amateur inventors with big ideas that ultimately fail. More »
Now that wind turbines stand tall across many parts of the nation’s windy heartland, some leaders in Oklahoma and other states fear their efforts succeeded too well, attracting an industry that gobbles up huge subsidies, draws frequent complaints and uses its powerful lobby to resist any reforms. More »
The caverns in central Utah would serve as a kind of massive battery on a scale never before seen, helping to overcome the fact that – even in Wyoming – wind doesn’t blow all the time. More »
The group of four companies said they plan to submit the project proposal to Southern California power officials next year. More »
Power generation from renewable resources like wind, solar and hydroelectricity could slow unless policymakers offer more clarity about future markets, according to a report. More »
Pattern Energy Group LP announced Tuesday it had acquired a planned 200 megawatt wind project southwest of Dallas that will sell more than half the power it produces to Wal-Mart.