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‘Oklahoma Governor to Decide Fate of Wind Energy Tax Credits’

A bill that brings an early end to the last major tax incentive for the wind industry has cleared its last legislative hurdle and now awaits Gov. Mary Fallin’s signature. Oklahoma governor to decide fate of wind energy tax credits Leadership in both chambers have praised the bill, citing it as one way the state [...]

Gov. Mary Fallin’s State Budget Proposal Includes New Tax on Wind Energy

Wind turbines line the horizon near Kingfisher, Okla.

Gov. Mary Fallin on Monday proposed a new 0.5 cent per kilowatt hour tax on wind-generated electricity. The new wind production tax is part of Fallin’s 2018 executive budget, a document written to guide the Legislature as it struggles to fill an $870 million revenue shortfall and write bills appropriating money to hundreds of state [...]

Group Says Wind Credits Could Cost Billions, Industry Says Analysis Is Inaccurate

A NextEra Renewable Energy Resources wind farm site near Elk City, Okla.

An organization opposed to wind power incentives says payouts could total $5.2 billion by 2030 if Oklahoma’s zero-emissions tax credit continues, “an amount the wind industry said is highly inflated,” The Oklahoman’s Paul Monies reports: WindWaste, a group founded by Claremore businessman Frank Robson, said its latest estimates of future wind farm developments in Oklahoma [...]

Wind Regulation Bill Moves Forward With Industry’s Blessing

A wind farm near Weatherford, Okla.

Legislation adding siting restrictions and reporting requirements to new wind energy developments passed a House committee Tuesday. Senate Bill 808 is now the primary wind regulation bill for the 2015 legislative session, replacing the similarly worded House Bill 1549, Rep. Earl Sears, R-Bartlesville, tells The Oklahoman‘s Paul Monies: Senate Bill 808 would stop any wind [...]

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