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Windfarms raise incomes and house prices in rural US, study finds

By: Josh Gabbatiss Wind turbines have increased local incomes by around 5% and house values by 2.6% in parts of the US, according to a new study. The research, published in the journal Energy Policy, found benefits in terms of jobs, taxes and land payments associated with renewable energy. In the study, the authors used the […]

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‘The sound of money’: Wind energy is booming in deep-red Republican states

By Ella Nilsen Photos by Will Lanzoni Data Visuals by John Keefe WEATHERFORD, Oklahoma (CNN) Driving west from Oklahoma City to the outskirts of Weatherford, wind turbines don’t just dot the landscape; they dominate it. From oil and gas booms and busts to heavy rains followed by drought, Oklahoma is no stranger to extremes. One constant is the […]

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The Round Up: March 2022

The Round Up is a continual report of updates, events, and activities of the Texas Land & Liberty Coalition, along with all things renewable, rural economic development, private property rights, and Texas energy freedom. “The environment is where we all meet; where we all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of […]

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The Round Up Wrap-Up: February 2022

The Round Up Wrap-Up is a continual report of updates, events, and activities of the Texas Land & Liberty Coalition, along with all things renewable, rural economic development, private property rights, and Texas energy freedom. ANNOUNCEMENTS Texas Solar will Double in Size Renewable Energy in Texas is already in full gear to make a huge […]

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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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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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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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