Wind Energy

February 23, 2017

Turbulence Between Wind Turbines and Military Airfields

Texas Wind Energy The latest boom in renewable energy is happening right in our own backyard. Texas is the leading state for wind energy with over 18,500 …

February 19, 2017

Offshore Wind Begins Energy Production in the US

Production Begins While offshore wind resources are more abundant and consistent than their land-based counterparts, until this past December, offshore wind had remained an untapped source of …

November 7, 2016

Seven Takeaways from the Most Recent World Energy Council Report

The World Energy Council—a global energy body accredited by the United Nations and made up of over 3,000 member organizations in 90 countries[1]—has released a report that …

October 25, 2016

Amazon Announces New Texas Wind Farm Project

Amazon recently announced the company’s largest renewable energy project to date, a new wind farm in Texas. The objectives are to realize Amazon’s goal and company-wide initiative …

March 4, 2016

Wind Energy Tax Credits: New Five-Year Extension Ensures Federal Benefits

A recent extension of federal tax credits for renewable energy, signed by President Barack Obama on December 18th, 2015,[1] has ensured that wind-energy projects will continue to …

November 3, 2015

Surface Wind Farms Vs. Mineral Leases: Who wins?

As you glance over the rolling plains of West Texas, you will most certainly see wind turbines and pump-jacks. Both of these industries have historically represented a …

October 27, 2015

An Unfamiliar Breeze: Nuisance and Texas Wind Law

Imagine that you spend millions of dollars and build your dream home as far away from civilization as possible. But then, one day, up pops a two …

October 19, 2014

Does the Wind Energy Industry Need the Federal Tax Credit to Survive?

  The wind energy industry currently benefits from a federal tax credit that allows wind energy projects to reduce their federal taxes by 2.3 cents per kilowatt-hour …

January 29, 2014

Is the Mineral Estate Dominant to the Aerial Estate?

By Maggie Griffin – 2L   Established property law has told us that the mineral estate is dominant to the surface estate. But what if the State …