07 Mar '12, 2pm

#Texas #windpower transforming oil country (via @SimonesNews): #windworks #cleanenergy

Houston Chronicle business section had a nice spread Monday on BP Wind and how the international oil giant is transforming a piece of the "oil patch" into "one of the nation’s leading hubs for green energy production." Adds reporter Simone Sebastian, "Skylines dominated by nodding pump jacks are increasingly spotted with spinning turbines," and perhaps more to the point, "Economies tied to the ebb and flow of commodity prices are finding stability in supplying the power grid." She quotes Pecos County Development Director Doug May: "We’ve been through lots of booms and busts with the oil and gas industry. The oil and gas areas deplete over time. The wind resource here is sustainable. We look at these wind farms as a long-term investment in the future of Pecos County.” According to ERCOT (the Electric Reliability Council of Texas), which operates the utility system that supp...

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Friday fact check: Fox features faux facts from...

awea.org 09 Mar '12, 9pm

Sorry, just couldn't resist that title. Anyway, FoxNews.com carried an op-ed yesterday from two representatives of America...

Stunning #windenergy photos from around the world (via @EWEA): #windworks #windpower #cleanenergy

Stunning #windenergy photos from around the wor...

awea.org 03 Mar '12, 7pm

European Wind Energy Association's Blog From the unusual to the beautiful, hundreds of photos have already been submitted ...

Bipartisan group of 12 Senators call for extens...

awea.org 27 Feb '12, 4pm

Bipartisan group of 12 Senators calls for PTC extension Posted: 2012-02-24 Tom Gray U.S. Sens. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Jerry...

Wind Provides 22% of Power in Texas this Month:...

awea.org 14 Mar '12, 4pm

The utility system operator for most of the state of Texas broke its wind power generation record twice last week. But wha...

Interior Sec. Salazar, citing 'race we cannot c...

awea.org 01 Mar '12, 8pm

In comments following a U.S. Senate hearing yesterday, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said he supports extending th...

Ted Turner returns for #WINDPOWER 2012 in Atlan...

awea.org 01 Mar '12, 7pm

With less than 100 days until WINDPOWER 2012 Conference & Exhibition registration is open , exhibitors are planning their ...

Southern Alliance (@cleanenergyorg) head urges:...

awea.org 14 Mar '12, 10pm

The Nashville Tennessean carried an op-ed Sunday from Stephen Smith, Executive Director of the Southern Alliance for Clean...

Fact check: American Enterprise Institute #FAIL...

awea.org 29 Feb '12, 7pm

We were recently alerted to a lengthy attack on wind energy that was released by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) i...

Bipartisan group of 12 Senators calls for #PTC ...

awea.org 24 Feb '12, 4pm

Bipartisan group of 12 Senators calls for PTC extension Posted: 2012-02-24 Tom Gray U.S. Sens. Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Jerry...

Victory: Offshore wind gets $180 million in federal funding!

Victory: Offshore wind gets $180 million in fed...

oceana.org 06 Mar '12, 10pm

Offshore Wind Gets a $180 Million Push Posted Tue, Mar 6, 2012 by MattH to clean energy , energy , new jersey , offshore w...

In Rush Limbaugh Land, Hundreds of Thousands of Wind & Solar Energy Jobs Don't

In Rush Limbaugh Land, Hundreds of Thousands of...

cleantechnica.com 06 Mar '12, 1pm

Rush Limbaugh’s on a roll. He recently made one of the most sexist public comments of our era, and he’s now attacking sola...

Wind energy cheaper than coal | Peak Oil News a...

peakoil.com 06 Mar '12, 2pm

- While utilities are allowed to charge customers extra for renewable energy, customers are also seeing savings due to win...

Big Wind, Renewable Energy Boost as Illinois Go...

cleantechnica.com 07 Mar '12, 3pm

Photo courtesy Clean Line Energy Partners Illinois Governor Pat Quinn yesterday announced a project labor agreement betwee...

Why High Oil Prices Are Now Affecting Europe More Than the US

Why High Oil Prices Are Now Affecting Europe Mo...

theoildrum.com 07 Mar '12, 2pm

Figure 3 shows two different benchmark prices of crude oil in the United States: Brent and West Texas Intermediate (WTI). ...

Citing need for certainty, BP's Landis calls fo...

awea.org 20 Mar '12, 5pm

BP Alternative Energy CEO Katrina Landis, pointing to the wind power industry's success in reducing costs and the need for...