Oklahoma News

The following news clips highlight Oklahoma involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

February 12, 2014

Energy Department Awards New ARPA-E Solar Projects

The Energy Department announced $30 million in funding to 12 ARPA-E projects—in Arizona, California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma, and Washington—to develop transformational hybrid solar energy technologies that deliver cost-effective power even when the sun is not shining. More

February 27, 2013

Alabama Set for Wind Energy from Oklahoma, Kansas

Alabama Power is now receiving energy from the Oklahoma-based Chisholm View Wind Project as part of a 2011 power purchase agreement. A similar agreement was approved in September, 2012, with the Buffalo Dunes Wind Project near Garden city, Kansas. More

February 26, 2013

University of Oklahoma Completes Switch to Renewable Energy

University of Oklahoma Partners with OG&E on 101 MW Wind Farm More

September 30, 2012

Google Signs 20-Year Power Purchase Agreement for Oklahoma Wind

To power its Oklahoma data center with renewable energy, Google has signed a 20-year power purchase agreement for 48 megawatts of generation capacity of the Grand River Dam Authority's Canadian Hills Wind Project. More

June 18, 2012

Oklahoma Resumes State Energy Efficiency Tax Credit

Oklahoma will resume providing home builders with a tax credit for energy efficiency expenditures on houses, townhomes, and duplexes beginning July 1, 2012. More

May 31, 2012

Oklahoma Governor Fallin Signs Energy Efficiency Bill into Law

Oklahoma Gov. Fallin signed a Senate Bill into law that directs all state agencies and higher education institutions to achieve at least 20% improvement in energy efficiency by 2020. More

August 3, 2011

USDA Creates New Biomass Production Projects

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced the creation of four new Biomass Crop Assistance Program areas for the production of non-food crops used in liquid biofuels. More

September 15, 2008

Oklahoma Commission Approves Transmission Line

The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has authorized the construction of a transmission line that will be vital for exporting wind power from a state that is ranked eighth in the nation for potential wind capacity. More

February 27, 2008

Western Governors to Speed Development of Alternative Fuels

A resolution adopted by the Western Governors' Association commits to the development of a regional framework for a performance-based greenhouse gas standard for transportation fuels and the development of an analytic methodology for evaluating the lifecycle impacts of fuels. More

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