The Tennessee Valley Authority on Thursday announced is would retire six coal-fired power plants in Alabama and replace two in Kentucky with a new natural gas plant.
TVA CEO Bill Johnson cited stricter environmental regulations and a “flat demand” for electricity, NPR’s Scott Neuman reports.
StateImpact reporter Joe Wertz was a guest on OETA’s Oklahoma News Report last week to discuss his report on how wind farms interfere with weather radar.
Many Oklahomans are excited about the promise of wind energy, and the state is moving up the national ranks in wind power capacity.
But some are turning their backs on wind turbines, and the struggle highlights the challenges of regulating renewable energy.
When Tammy and Rick Huffstutlar bought their home and acreage 35 years ago, they were excited about living on a farm. But for the last year, Tammy says she’s been living in the middle of an industrial park.
Oklahoma has a lot of wind energy potential, and the state’s overall capacity for wind-powered electricity generation is growing.