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The Chisholm View wind farm near Hunter, Okla.
Joe Wertz / StateImpact Oklahoma

On the latest Business Intelligence Report, Journal Record editor Russell Ray discusses what happens when wind turbines reach the end of their lifespan and the potential economic and environmental challenges associated with decommissioning them.

NextEra Energy Cancels Plans For Two Wind Power Projects

May 29, 2019
Wind turbines in western Kingfisher County.
Journal Record

NextEra Energy Resources has withdrawn plans to construct two wind farms in western Oklahoma. The decision follows Governor Kevin Stitt signing a law that ensures wind turbine construction doesn't interfere with low-level military training routes.

AP/Sue Ogrocki

As the state budget started shrinking, Oklahoma lawmakers began debating the value of economic incentives, such as tax credits for wind turbines. How do we know if an incentive is worth its cost? KGOU’s Dick Pryor and eCapitol’s Shawn Ashley spoke with Lyle Roggow, the person in charge of telling the legislature which incentives should stay and which should go.