Oklahoma rolled out the welcome mat for the wind industry a decade ago with lucrative tax incentives and a lax regulatory environment, but as the number of wind farms has skyrocketed, so too has the concern among landowners. More »
After slashing 3,000 jobs since 2011 and closing a third of its factories to survive a plunge in turbine prices, Vestas today reported its first full-year profit since 2010. More »
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 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 feds will allow a dozen developers to bid on access to more than 742,000 acres off the coast of Massachusetts. More »
NRG Energy has tapped veteran Washington lobbyist Steve McBee to lead its newly-created NRG Home division. More »
Fiscal conservatives want Republican leaders to hold firm against proposals to extend a wind energy tax credit this year. More »
The Energy Information Administration says the extended drought in California is hurting the state’s capacity to production hydroelectric power. 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 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 »
Newer areas for insurance companies to cover include shale gas, wind turbines and transporting oil by railroads, a speaker said at the Independent Insurance Agents of Houston Energy Symposium. 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.