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Go to Texas to see the anti-green future of clean energy: Lessons for liberals from climate-sceptic wind ranchers

For more than 140 years John Davis’s family has owned the Pecan Spring Ranch on the prairie lands of West Texas. He has a photo of his great-great-grandmother, known as “the sheep queen of Texas”, sitting in a horse-drawn carriage beneath a tree that still stands in front of the hay barn. It’s a tough business […]

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Written Testimony before the House Ways & Means Committee

Interim Hearing on Economic Incentive Programs (Chapter 313) September 8, 2022 / 11:00 am By Samuel Davis, Field Director of the Texas Land & Liberty Coalition Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee, Good afternoon. My name is Samuel Davis and I’m the Field Director for the Texas Land and Liberty Coalition. We are an […]

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Solar Power Is Bailing Texas Out This Summer

Enjoying that AC? Thank the mighty power of the sun and the renewable energy source keeping the grid afloat. On Monday the good people of Texas, many still suffering from lingering trauma as a result of the February 2021 failure of the state’s power grid, braced for bad news. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, […]

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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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