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Bees, sheep, crops: Solar developers tout multiple benefits.

By JOHN FLESHER and TAMMY WEBBER MONTICELLO, Minnesota (AP) — Silflower was among native plants that blanketed the vast North American prairie until settlers developed farms and cities. Nowadays confined largely to roadsides and ditches, the long-stemmed cousin of the sunflower may be poised for a comeback, thanks to solar energy. Researchers are growing silflower […]

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Attacking Texas’ renewable energy won’t keep the lights on

Policymaker should embrace renewables and address reliability by incentivizing new technology and reducing demand. By Michael E. Webber 1:30 AM on Jul 24, 2021 CDT This op-ed is part of a series published by The Dallas Morning News Opinion section to explore ideas and policies for strengthening electric reliability. Find the full series here: Keeping […]

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EIA projects renewables share of U.S. electricity generation mix will double by 2050

In its Annual Energy Outlook 2021 (AEO2021), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that the share of renewables in the U.S. electricity generation mix will increase from 21% in 2020 to 42% in 2050. Wind and solar generation are responsible for most of that growth. The renewable share is projected to increase as nuclear and coal-fired […]

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Land & Liberty Coalition Launches in Texas

Land & Liberty Coalition Launches in Texas Grassroots, renewable energy effort launches to empower Texas landowners,  protect property rights and promote rural economic growth The Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation (CTEI) today announced the launch of the Texas chapter of the Land & Liberty Coalition (TX L&LC).  The coalition is a grassroots organization created to partner with […]

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Wind and solar farms deliver large returns for Texas landowners

November 17, 2020 L.M. Sixel Lease payments to landowners for wind and solar projects are usually cloaked in confidentiality agreements. But a recent study, which sheds light on the multimillion-dollar payments, finds that landowners in South and coastal Texas receive some of the largest payments because those wind and solar farms produce electricity during peak […]

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John Davis: Clean energy provides lifeline for rural Texas

November 16, 2020 John Davis Whether the piney woods of East Texas, the vast open prairie lands of West Texas, the rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country, or the fertile soils of the Rio Grande Valley, rural Texas is part of the lore and legend of our amazing state. Many Texans who now live […]

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Wind & Solar: The New Cash Crops

October 29th, 2020 Rocky Mountain Institute We’re living in an era of big numbers and rapid shifts. In a matter of weeks, the pandemic transformed the lives of billions all over the world. In Congress, billion-dollar spending packages have given way to trillion-dollar stimulus measures. This is a time of big numbers in the energy […]

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Even Renewables Are Bigger In Texas

Joshua Rhodes, Contributor September 25, 2020 This year, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas or ERCOT, the electric grid that services about 90% of Texas electricity, is scheduled to add almost as much wind as it has in the past five years combined and almost triple its solar capacity. Yes, in 2020. The grid operator’s […]

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Renewable energy is fueling rural Texas economies

August 12, 2020 Study demonstrates billions of dollars flowing to county tax coffers and landowner payments Texas rural counties are realizing dramatic financial benefits from renewable energy projects as cited in a study released today from Powering Texas and Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation. Titled “The Economic Impact of Renewable Energy in Rural Texas,” the […]

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