Posts Tagged ‘Texas’

New Mexico regulators OK massive wind farms near Texas

The New Mexico Public Regulation Commission voted unanimously Wednesday in favor of a $1.6 billion project that Xcel Energy says will add 1,230 megawatts of wind energy to the regional generating mix. View full post on Wind Power News

Investigation into tracker found on Oklahoma legislator’s car leads to Texas political consultant

The OSBI has determined a longtime Texas political consultant known as Dr. Dirt hired the private investigators who put a tracker on a legislator's pickup court records show. The consultant, George C. Shipley, 70, has been subpoenaed to appear next week before the Oklahoma multicounty grand jury “to provide testimony.” View full post on Wind […]

Brief Overview of Wind Energy in Texas, and Issues to Consider When…

For a state that leads the country in the production of crude oil and natural gas, one would be surprised to learn that Texas also leads the country in wind energy production. In fact, wind accounts for nearly all of the electricity generated from renewable resources in Texas. View full post on Wind Power News

Tri Global ENERGYTri Global Energy Continues to Tower Over Wind Energy Development in Texas

Tri Global Energy, a leading U.S. originator and developer of utility-scale wind energy projects, retained its spot as the No. 1 developer of wind energy in Texas, according to the U.S. Wind Industry Fourth Quarter 2017 Market Report from the American Wind Energy Association , the trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. View […]

Texas wind energy projects worth about $11 billion threatened by U.S. House tax vote Thursday

The wind energy industry is warning that $10.9 billion worth of Texas projects could be threatened by a U.S. House vote Thursday. The House is scheduled to decide on tax reform that includes retroactively slashing the wind energy production tax credit. View full post on Wind Power News

A Mexican Standoff for Texas’ Power Producers an hour ago

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

Perry pursuing policy on coal, nuclear power at odds with Texas record

An unusual coalition of fossil fuel interests, environmentalists and free-market adherents has criticized a proposal from U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would prop up coal and nuclear plants across the country. And some of those familiar with Texas politics are wondering if the Perry that served as governor for 14 years would have opposed […]

The Texas town where all the energy is green

Georgetown mayor Dale Ross is ‘a good little Republican’ – but ever since his city weaned itself off fossil fuels, he has become a hero to environmentalists When the caller said he worked for Harry Reid and the former Senate majority leader wanted a word, Dale Ross assumed it was a joke. “OK, which of […]

Wind power to overtake coal power in Texas

Wind energy is expected to overtake coal in Texas after Friday's news that two large coal-fired power plants are set to close in the next year. The utility firm Luminant announced that it would close the Sandow Power Plant and the Big Brown Power Plant in early 2018. View full post on Wind Power News

Insulation company to close Maine plant, move to Texas

The Portland Press Herald reports Owens Corning announced Monday the plant was closing and moving its machinery to Wichita Falls, Texas. Owens Corning spokesman Todd Romain says the 60 employees who are being laid off will not be relocated. View full post on Wind Power News