California wind farm won’t have eagle death penalties

The Shiloh IV Wind Project will receive a special permit allowing up to five golden eagles to be accidentally killed, harmed or disturbed over five years.
Categories: Environment, Wind
(Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle)

Federal report gives Texas wind power lines high marks

Since the CREZ power lines were completed, incidents of both wind curtailment and wind-related negative electricity prices have decreased in Texas, suggesting the projects have largely succeeded at their mission.
Gov. Rick Perry, shown in June, said Wednesday that  “If energy is going to be used as a weapon, America needs to have the largest arsenal." (AP Photo/Rex C. Curry)

Perry: California should learn something from Texas

During the bulk of his controversial talk to the Commonwealth Club of California , Perry held up his own state as a model for responsible energy production and economic growth.
Wind turbines stand behind houses of the village of Feldheim near Berlin, Germany.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

IEA cuts gas use growth forecast as coal, renewables gain

Global natural gas demand will increase at a slower rate than previously expected through 2019 amid weaker economic growth and competition from coal and renewables, according to the International Energy Agency.
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Wind farm project faces delay over tax credit uncertainty

Construction of a $115 million wind farm in southeastern South Dakota is being delayed because of investors’ uncertainty about a federal wind energy production tax credit.
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NRG affiliate buys country’s largest wind farm

A company affiliated with NRG Energy Inc. will spend $870 million to buy the country’s largest wind farm, it announced Wednesday.
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Tea Party group wants to kill wind tax credit

Waste in the Wind, a new group with Tea Party roots, is fighting efforts to restore a wind-production tax credit opponents say distorts energy markets by subsidizing generation that can’t stand on its own.

The Twist in Wind

In many industries, federal tax policies and regulations provide large incentives for increased production. In the case of wind power, however, tax policy merely creates dependence. As the debate of the production tax credit, or PTC, for wind power continues on the Hill, many groups have ramped up lobbying activities and arm-twisting both in the […]
The growth of renewable energy could slow unless the industry gets more certainty about policies surrounding them, the International Energy Agency said in a new report. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Texas ranks high for green job growth

Texas added nearly 800 clean jobs during the first three months of the year according to a new analysis, but across the nation, the number of new renewable energy and clean transportation projects is dropping.
Turbines at Pattern Energy's Gulf Wind project in Kenedy County, Texas are silhouetted by a sunset. (Pattern Energy)

Transmission line could expand Texas wind market

A California-based energy company announced Wednesday that it has federal approval to build a transmission connecting Texas’s power grid to the power grid in the Southeast.
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