Dozens of US cities are banning natural gas hookups in new buildings

A fight over legislation banning gas hookups in new buildings is exploding across the country, a Seattle Times and InsideClimate News joint investigation found. In the summer of 2019., Berkley, California, became the first city in the country to ban natural gas hookups in new building construction. Now, 42 cities in California have passed …

Trump Officials Weaken Protections for Animals Near Extinction

The Trump administration is scaling back the US government’s latitude to protect species nearing extinction, as world scientists warn that a biodiversity crisis will soon put humanity at risk. More than 1,600 species are considered officially at risk in the US. A United Nations report this spring found humans are …

US Wind Energy Gusts Past 7GW of New Capacity Last Year

The US wind industry installed more than 7GW of capacity last year, bringing total utility-scale wind capacity across the nation to to nearly 89GW. That’s according to new statistics from the US Department of Energy (DoE), which show $11 billion (£8.6bn) was invested in the sector as technology costs and …

Oklahomans Overwhelmingly In Support Of 2 Gigawatt Wind Catcher Wind Farm

A new survey from SoonerPoll has revealed that Oklahomans are overwhelmingly in support of the 2 gigawatt Wind Catcher Energy Connection set to be developed Invenergy and GE Renewable Energy. Announced back in July of 2017, the 2 gigawatt (GW) Wind Catcher wind farm is set to become the world’s …

Nation’s Largest Wind Farm Coming to Oklahoma

The Wind Catcher Energy Connection project, which includes a massive 800-turbine wind farm under construction in the Oklahoma panhandle, is getting closer to lift-off. Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO), a subsidiary of major utility American Electric Power, announced this week a settlement with various parties, including Walmart, allowing the $4.5 …

AT&T Announces Mammoth 520 Megawatt Corporate PPA From Oklahoma & Texas Wind Farms

AT&T, one of America’s leading telecoms, announced this past weekend one of the largest corporate renewable energy purchases in the United States, which will see it purchase 520 megawatts of wind energy from wind farms in Oklahoma and Texas through NextEra Energy Resources. AT&T has been teasing the Power Purchase …