Oklahoman’s Believe They Need More Wind Energy

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  • 31 March, 2013
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According to a recent poll on facebook.com/shilynn.comm, 100% of participants believe that “Oklahoma’s wind energy has room to grow.”

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Oklahoma has room to produce more energy through wind than it has planned, but not a lot more with current technologies and estimates of the state’s potential.

According to a report published by the American Wind Energy Association, Oklahoma is currently producing 2,400 megawatts of wind power and is working on projects to produce 14,677 megawatts including all develop plans. The state has the potential to produce 516,822 megawatts of power.

According to projections by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Oklahoma has the potential to produce between 600,000 – 700,000 megawatts of energy.

Oklahoma has the potential to produce more than double the electricity it uses through wind power as it uses per year.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Oklahoma used 317,482 megawatts of electricity in 2012.

According to a poll from unshycommunications.com, 80% of people believe Oklahoma should continue to add wind energy to its future policies.

data from unshycommunication.com

data from unshycommunication.com

Federal tax incentives end this year, but a poll from this website shows that state tax credits should continue.

data from unshycommunications.com

data from unshycommunications.com

According to the Economic Development Guide for Wind Energy in Oklahoma, tax credits include: exemptions for processing machinery, equipment, electricity and fuel; Interstate 1-800, WATS and Private Line Business Telecommunications Systems; Net Metering Incentive; and Freeport Inventory Benefits.

Oklahoman’s seem to support a strong wing energy future, but they need more education on our current state of energy affairs.

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