All posts tagged "Texas"

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    Support Wind Energy in Texas

    This week, House Bill 3390, extending the Texas Economic Development Act, was reported out of a Senate...

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    Wind generation records fall in Texas, Colorado, Pacific Northwest

    Three more wind electricity generation records were notched recently, in Texas, Colorado, and the Pacific Northwest, as the increased generating capacity installed last year continues to make its presence felt. On February 9, a strong weekend cold front that brought needed rain to much of Texas also propelled the Electric Reliability Council...

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    More new wind generation records: Texas, Spain, UK

    More wind generation records have fallen in recent days, reflecting growing use around the world of this clean, reliable energy source. This week, top billing goes to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which operates the utility system serving most of the Lone Star State and saw a record January 29,...

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    As wind jobs blow away, pressure for PTC extension rises

    This is cross-posted from AWEA's Into the Wind Blog. As AWEA has been predicting for months, layoffs...

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    Texas system operator tallies new record: 8,368 MW

    ERCOT, the corporation that manages the utility system covering most of the state of Texas, notched yet another wind production record Tuesday, with a high of 8,368 (megawatts) MW generated from wind at 7:25 p.m. A graphic showing total wind capacity installed and hour-by-hour total load and wind generation is available here. ...

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    Wind generation sets new records in Texas, Spain

    The past few weeks have seen more new wind generation records in Texas and Spain, two areas where the clean energy source is providing a growing share of electricity production. On March 18, wind topped out at 7,917 megawatts (MW) on the ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) system, which covers the...

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    New technology helps Texas system operator blow through wind generation records

    The utility system operator for most of the state of Texas broke its wind power generation record twice last week. But what’s almost as notable is what was behind the record—besides the wind, that is. Wind output reached 7,599 MW at 8:41 p.m. on Wednesday, exceeding the 7,403 MW record from the...

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    Wind tops 25 percent of load on main Texas grid

    Wind-generated electricity briefly topped 25 percent of total electricity supply on the main Texas utility network March 1, and provided 17-23 percent for a roughly 24-hour period on March 2-3, according to data supplied by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which operates the system. The high point was not quite...

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    Fact check: Olson sells wind power short

    In an article on U.S. News & World Report's "Debate Club" blog, Jon Olson, an associate professor in the Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Austin, compared wind unfavorably to natural gas. The following response was posted as a comment. It's my hope that Dr. Olson sees...

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    Saving water and reducing carbon: How Texas is doing both

    As another international conference on climate change gets underway in Durban, South Africa, Paul Faeth, a senior fellow at Washington, D.C.-based think tank CNA, points out that the state of Texas is succeeding both at conserving water and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through greater use of wind power. Comments Faeth in an...

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