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IEEFA U.S.: As oil and gas wane, Texas wind industry ascends

IEEFA U.S.: As oil and gas wane, Texas wind industry ascends

Case study Nolan County: Strengthening jobs, economic development, tax base

August 10, 2020 (IEEFA) — The wind industry in West Texas continues to create jobs, increase local tax revenues and drive economic development in an area known historically for its boom-and-bust oil cycles, concludes a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).  The report—As Oil and Gas Wane, Texas […]

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U.S. installed record amount of land-based wind capacity in 2020

Bloomberg ($): The U.S. installed a record amount of wind-generating capacity last year, adding nearly 17,000 megawatts of power on land, according to an Energy Department report being released Monday.  Wind energy’s share of total utility-scale generating capacity in the U.S. was only 11% in 2020, behind natural gas at 43% and nuclear and coal […]

August 31, 2021 Read More →

Risky oil companies raising money from Wall Street again, with a catch

Wall Street Journal ($): Energy companies are raising money again from Wall Street at superlow borrowing costs, thanks in part to higher oil prices. The one thing most investors don’t want them to do with it is pump more crude. Speculative-grade energy companies, including oil producers, pipeline operators and refineries, have issued bonds in the […]

July 15, 2021 Read More →

Fights over natural gas ban for new buildings spread across U.S.

Wall Street Journal ($): A growing fight is unfolding across the U.S. as cities consider phasing out natural gas for home cooking and heating, citing concerns about climate change, and states push back against these bans. Major cities including San Francisco, Seattle, Denver and New York have either enacted or proposed measures to ban or […]

June 3, 2021 Read More →

U.S. wind, solar and battery storage capacity boomed during first quarter

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): Following record capacity additions in 2020, U.S. developers of large-scale wind farms, solar plants and battery stations started 2021 with a bang, bringing online a combined 3,859 MW in the first quarter, 10% more than in the same period a year ago, according to a new report underscoring the country’s […]

May 14, 2021 Read More →

Invenergy secures financing to build 999MW wind farm for American Electric Power

Power Technology: Renewable energy developer Invenergy has secured construction financing for its 999MW Traverse Wind Energy Center in Oklahoma, US. Traverse Wind Energy Center is the largest of three wind facilities under development by Invenergy for American Electric Power. The wind farm is situated in Custer, Blaine, and Kingfisher counties of Oklahoma. Collectively, the three […]

March 25, 2021 Read More →

Commercial operation begins at Duke unit’s 350MW Frontier wind farm in Oklahoma

ReNews.biz: Duke Energy Renewables has begun commercial operation of the largest wind farm in its fleet, the 350MW Frontier 2 project in Oklahoma. The wind farm, in Kay County, is an expansion of the 200MW Frontier 1 project, operational since 2016. Frontier 1 and 2 have a total capacity of 550MW. AT&T and Ball Corporation […]

March 17, 2021 Read More →

ExxonMobil to take $20 billion writedown, cut development spending

Bloomberg: Exxon Mobil Corp. is about to incur the biggest writedown in its modern history as the giant U.S. oil and gas producer reels from this year’s collapse in energy prices. Exxon — traditionally far more reluctant to cut the book value of its business than other oil majors — on Monday disclosed it will […]

December 1, 2020 Read More →
IEEFA U.S.: Coal plants close as renewable energy construction rises

IEEFA U.S.: Coal plants close as renewable energy construction rises

Two sectors heading quickly in opposite directions

Joe Biden’s win in the U.S. presidential election has sparked thousands of words about coming changes to the electric utility sector; the reality is that the marketplace is already quickly pushing these changes. During the past three weeks, seven utilities have announced plans to close or convert almost 9,500 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired generation across […]

November 20, 2020 Read More →

AEP CEO says company on ‘precipice’ of renewable energy transformation

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): American Electric Power Co. Inc. plans to continue investing in clean energy resources to build on its planned acquisition of wind projects in Oklahoma, despite lingering uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic and the upcoming U.S. elections. “The way I see it is we are just on the precipice of a […]

October 23, 2020 Read More →
IEEFA U.S.: As oil and gas wane, Texas wind industry ascends
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IEEFA U.S.: As oil and gas wane, Texas wind industry ascends

Case study Nolan County: Strengthening jobs, economic development, tax base

August 10, 2020 (IEEFA) — The wind industry in West Texas continues to create jobs, increase local tax revenues and drive economic development in an area known historically for its boom-and-bust oil cycles, concludes a report published today by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA).  The report—As Oil and Gas Wane, Texas […]