While Oklahoma Just Says No, Other States Say, Maybe - and Move Toward Advanced Energy

June 4, 2015 by Frank Swigonski

Oklahoma and State Energy Policies

A new report from the Iowa Wind Energy Association shows the state is on track to meet 52% of its final emission reduction target from projects that are being built and will be in service by 2016. The state could easily achieve 100% of its final target through wind energy alone.[read more]

Faulty Logic Drives Fallin's Decision On Wind Incentives

May 29, 2015 by Dennis Wamsted

Wind Power Tax Exemption/Shutterstock

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill last week that will eliminate a state-wide property tax exemption for wind power developers beginning in 2017. The move will save the state on the order of $30 million annually.[read more]

Will Oklahoma Solar Energy Be Okay?

April 28, 2014 by Rosana Francescato

Oklahoma has very recently become yet another in a string of solar energy and infrastructure battlegrounds, because of a legislative bill that solar advocates feared could impose extra charges on utility customers who install rooftop solar panels.[read more]

The East Coast Refinery Gap

September 30, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

I see that ConocoPhillips has announced it will idle its 185,000 barrel-per-day Philadelphia area refinery, as a prelude to selling it or closing it permanently. Combined with the recent announcement that Sunoco would exit the refining business and sell or close its two refineries in Philadelphia, this amounts to just under half of the...[read more]

Must Read: Peter Gleick On Tornadoes, The Cost Of Denial

April 29, 2011 by Lou Grinzo

A Cost of Denying Climate Change: Accelerating Climate Disruptions, Death, and Destruction: Violent tornadoes throughout the southeastern U.S. must be a front-page reminder that no matter how successful climate deniers are in confusing the public or delaying action on climate change in Congress or globally, the science is clear: Our...[read more]

Time for Ontario to widen peak/off-leak rate gap in TOU pricing

February 16, 2011 by Tyler Hamilton

Results from a pilot project in Oklahoma show that having a wider TOU price gap will encourage more peak-period conservation and shifting of electricity use, a finding that contrasts with the experience in Ontario, where the price gap and the market signal it sends is very weak. In the Oklahoma trial, pricing ranged from 4.2 cents (...[read more]

Prairie states debate restart of nuclear energy

March 1, 2009 by Dan Yurman

Minnesota and Wisconsin say climate change puts atomic energy back in play Farmers know about climate. That’s why the legislatures in two of the nation’s great farming states in the upper Midwest are taking a new look at nuclear energy.  Draft bills that would repeal decades old bans on new nuclear power plants are on the docket...[read more]