Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

Texas wind farms might have dodged a bullet with Hurricane Harvey

Most of the wind farms are in West Texas, far away from the coast. During the hurricane, they continued operating normally. View full post on Wind Power News

Hurricane Harvey and the Texas threat

Longevity, in a word. Hurricane Harvey is forecast to stay in the area for as long as four days. View full post on Wind Power News

Gulf Coast wind farms become essential for Texas wind energy

The Houston Chronicle reports that although the generating capacity and wind speeds on the Gulf are lower than those on west Texas wind farms, Gulf wind is more reliable during peak power demand periods. North Carolina-based Duke Energy developed its first wind farm on the Gulf in 2012. View full post on Wind Power News

Searing Heat Is Hurting Texas Wind Power

Wind farms — which now account for about a fifth of the state's power mix — are forecast to generate significantly less electricity this week as the heat builds and keeps turbines from spinning. Wind generation may peak at about 5,900 megawatts on Thursday and 6,900 megawatts Friday, less than two-thirds of what they totaled […]

Texas wind power politics

I call your attention to the Wall Street Journal today: “Natural gas tilts at windmills in power feud” . It's behind a subscription wall, but here's the URL . View full post on Wind Power News

Xcel plans $1.6B wind farms in NM, West Texas

Xcel Energy has announced plans to invest $1.6 billion to build wind farms in eastern New Mexico and West Texas. Xcel plans $1.6 billion wind farms in New Mexico, West Texas PORTALES, N.M. – Xcel Energy has announced plans to invest $1.6 billion to build wind farms in eastern New Mexico and West Texas. View […]

Wind Energy Takes Flight In The Heart Of Texas Oil Country

Georgetown, Texas, is a conservative town in a conservative state. So it may come as something of a surprise that it's one of the first cities in America to be entirely powered by renewable energy. View full post on Wind Power News

A Texas Tornado For America’s Power Players

Liam Denning is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering energy, mining and commodities. He previously was the editor of the Wall Street Journal's “Heard on the Street” column. View full post on Wind Power News

‘The wild west of wind’: Republicans push Texas as unlikely green energy leader

The most oil-rich and fracking-friendly of states has found itself with the improbable status of being a national leader in a wind energy boom Living in New York and Washington, Greg Wortham heard all the grand talk about green energy from liberal politicians. Then he returned to the place where he grew up, a small […]

In Texas, Perry was – all of the above’ on energy production

Years before the Democratic president endorsed all types of energy production – from oil and gas to renewable sources like wind and solar power – Perry was putting the policy into practice in Texas. During Perry's record 14-year tenure as governor, Texas maintained its traditional role as a top driller for oil and natural gas, […]