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Xcel plans big new wind-power plant in eastern Colorado

DENVER (AP) — Xcel Energy says it plans to build the state’s largest wind farm in eastern Colorado with enough turbines to generate 600 megawatts of electricity. The company announced the plan Tuesday but gave few details. David Eves, president of Xcel’s Colorado operation, said the wind farm would occupy land in several counties but declined to say which ones. ...

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US wind energy output hit record in ’15, industry group says

US wind energy output hit record in '15, industry group says

BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — An industry group says wind energy generated a record 191 megawatt-hours of electricity last year, enough for 17.5 million homes. The American Wind Energy Association said Tuesday that wind produced 4.7 percent of the nation’s electricity in 2015. It says coal generated 33 percent and natural gas slightly less than that. The association released the statistics ...

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Oklahoma moves up to fourth place in US wind capacity

OKLAHOMA CITY — The American Wind Energy Association says Oklahoma ranks fourth in the nation for wind capacity. The Oklahoman reports that the state moved up two spots in the rankings after adding 648 megawatts of wind capacity in 2014. Oklahoma now has 3,782 megawatts of wind capacity. Oklahoma is expected to add another 2,000 megawatts of capacity in the ...

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Federal wind energy tax break put on hold

With only a few days remaining in the current session of Congress, it’s looking more and more like a federally proposed tax break for wind power will be tabled until next year, according to The Denver Post. The decision to bypass the tax break is said to be the result of President Obama taking priority in other key legislation such ...

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Solar poised to increase market share in Texas

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West Texas is known for its pumpjacks, big trucks and sprawling flatness. As a state, Texas is first in the nation for wind power, with wind farms producing more than 12,000 megawatts of electricity, almost 10 percent of Texas’ electricity and enough to power more than 3 million homes, according to the American Wind Energy Association. But while wind has ...

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Texas wind blows in billions of dollars

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When it comes to revenue, Texas crude oil hits a new hallmark nearly every month. But a new report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) has found that Texas is pulling in big bucks from wind energy that should not go unnoticed. According to the analysis, wind benefits Texas to the tone of $3.3 billion annually and passes on ...

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