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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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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 […]

U.S. installs 2,617MW of wind power in first quarter, additional 13,383MW under construction

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): The U.S. in the first three months of 2020 added 2,617 MW of wind power capacity, a record amount for a first quarter of any year. According to an analysis from S&P Global Market Intelligence, the U.S. now has 107,801 MW of total installed wind power capacity. That is a […]

June 19, 2020 Read More →

AEP CEO: Ratepayers will save $3 billion from utility’s investment in new Oklahoma wind projects

S&P Global Market Intelligence ($): American Electric Power Co. Inc. (AEP) said May 27 it will proceed with a $2 billion investment in 1,485 MW of wind energy resources to be built in Oklahoma following state approval. Also on May 27, the Louisiana Public Service Commission has approved a proposal from AEP subsidiary Southwestern Electric Power […]

May 28, 2020 Read More →