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Climate Scientists Forecast High Temperatures Into the Fall

By Henry Fountain Photo: Josh Edelson/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

After a summer of blistering heat across much of the country, the hotter-than-normal conditions that have contributed to severe drought across the West are forecast to continue into the fall, scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Thursday.

09/16/21
                                                               

AEP wind farm of 287 MW goes live in Oklahoma

By Plamena Tisheva

American Electric Power Co Inc (NASDAQ:AEP) on Friday said its 287-MW Maverick Wind Energy Center in Oklahoma has started commercial operation.

09/13/21
                                                               

Restoring wildlife populations will create jobs in Oklahoma

By Christina Phillips

Oklahoma is celebrated for its diverse ecosystems and wildlife, but despite this diversity, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation has identified no less than 310 Oklahoma wildlife species — encompassing every habitat and wildlife group, from insects to mammals — as “at risk.” This mirrors a nationwide trend in wildlife decline.

09/12/21
                                                               

Counties most concerned about climate change in Oklahoma

By Stacker

Nationally, 72% of Americans believe global warming is happening. But when public opinion researchers zoom in on Americans, they find that attitudes and opinions about climate change can vary drastically from county to county—even when those counties are next door. Public opinion factors into how policy-makers respond to climate change, including taking steps to reduce CO2 levels and mitigate harmful impacts already being experienced.

09/05/21
                                                               
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Six U.S. states accounted for over half of the primary energy produced in 2019

By Brett Marohl

In 2019, the top six primary energy-producing states—Texas, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, Oklahoma, West Virginia, and North Dakota—accounted for 55 quadrillion British thermal units (quads), or 55% of all of the primary energy produced in the United States. In 2000, these six states had accounted for 39% of the nation’s primary energy production, indicating that primary energy production has become more concentrated to the top producing states.

08/31/21
                                                               

NEW SOLAR COMPANY PLANS 75 JOBS IN OKLAHOMA CITY

By The journal record staff

The fledgling company already has formed a team of 35 employees. Plans are to deliver on commercial, residential and new development solar and electrical contracting projects. The company also offers battery storage and generator solutions to maximize solar panel systems and electric vehicle charging station performance.

08/24/21
                                                               

Oklahoma’s Conservation Dams Don’t Stick Out, But Save Lives and Tens of Millions Of Dollars

By Logan Layden and Nyk Daniels Photo: Logan Layden

Oklahoma’s more than 2,000 conservation dams don’t stick out. They’re mostly on private land, out of sight and out of mind. But the flood control they provide saves the state tens of millions of dollars each year. Maintaining them takes hard, dirty work by salt-of-the-earth people fighting a constant uphill battle.

08/24/21
                                                               

EV Manufacturer Picks Tulsa For First Mega Microfactory

After considering multiple states, electric vehicle manufacturer Canoo has decided to create more than 2,000 jobs and build its first mega microfactory on a 400-acre site at the MidAmerica Industrial Park located near Tulsa, OK. Canoo Chairman and CEO Tony Aquila made the announcement at the company’s inaugural investor relations day at Texas Motor Speedway, where he praised Governor Kevin Stitt for his focus on innovation to diversify the state’s economy and Oklahoma’s business-friendly policies.

06/17/21