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Wyoming nets more than $4.4 million in wind generated taxes

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RAWLINS, Wyo. — More than $4.4 million was generated from taxes on wind production across Wyoming in the last fiscal year, according to the state Department of Revenue. Albany, Carbon, Converse, Laramie, Natrona and Uinta counties share in $2.7 million with the state’s portion of the revenue at slightly more than $1.7 million. Loyd Drain, executive director for Wyoming Infrastructure ...

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Kaiser joins Google, Apple in buying clean energy

OAKLAND – Google and Apple are not the only big companies harnessing California’s sunshine and wind to power their workplaces. Health care giant Kaiser Permanente will announce Wednesday that it has signed deals to buy electricity from a new wind farm to be built at the Altamont Pass, a vast solar plant in Southern California, and more than 100 smaller ...

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El Paso County commissioners approve wind farm changes, say views not guaranteed

Nearly 15 hours after they began, the El Paso County commissioners voted unanimously late Thursday to approve a change to a controversial wind farm project. NextEra Energy Resources, the owner of the project, plans to reroute sections of a 29-mile above-ground power line that stretches across the plains surrounding Calhan and Falcon. The commissioners approved the wind farm in 2013 ...

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Proposed wind farm project draw ire of some residents

An expansive wind farm is looming in El Paso County’s future— a project stretching south of Calhan that could put more than 100 towering wind turbines across the plains east of Colorado Springs. The project, owned by NextEra Energy Resources, has become the source of much controversy for residents who face a future of the turbines on their horizon. For ...

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Contract will allow Colorado Springs customers to buy into wind energy

Colorado Springs Utilities signed a contract with Xcel Energy last week that will allow customers to buy into wind energy coming from a wind farms in northeastern Colorado. The two-year deal will bring 20,000 megawatt hours to Colorado Springs, and could bring the utility company closer to its goal of offering 20 percent renewable energy by 2020, said Kenny Romero, ...

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Oklahoma State University ranked as top Green Power Partner

STILLWATER, Okla. — The Environmental Protection Agency has placed Oklahoma State University on the list of the nation’s top Green Power Partners. OSU is listed sixth on the EPA’s top 30 college and university list for green power use and 48th on the national top 100 list of green power purchasers. The EPA says OSU’s Stillwater campus uses more than ...

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Grant helps innovation in wind energy take flight

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If there’s one state in which wind energy research can thrive, it’s Colorado. Though some researchers say clean energy isn’t always a viable option for some states, wind energy accounts for about 5,000 of the state’s jobs and nearly 14 percent of its local energy production. With its steady flow of innovations and job opportunities, clean-energy industry could arm the ...

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