Wednesday, December 17, 2008

OG&E Nearly Doubles Wind Power Capacity in Oklahoma

December 11, 2008

OGE Energy Corp. announced that its electric utility subsidiary, OG&E, is requesting proposals from wind power developers for construction of up to 300 megawatts (MW) of new wind energy capacity. OG&E said that it intends to add the new capacity to its power-generation portfolio by late 2010.
"We previously announced and have been working on plans to significantly increase OG&E's wind power production," said Pete Delaney, OGE Energy's chairman, president and CEO. "We believe wind generation benefits our customers and the state as we position ourselves for a secure energy future."

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Shawnee Recycles Christmas Trees; Offers Free Mulch

The City of Shawnee will be having a Christmas tree recycling programfor this holiday season. Allied Waste will be picking up live Christmas trees on Tuesday, January 6th and Tuesday, January 20th, 2009. Please place your Christmas trees out for pick up on the regularly scheduled yard waste day. The City of Shawnee will turn the trees into mulch at no cost for Shawnee residents. The mulch will be available to the public from February 2nd-13th , Monday through Friday, between 7am-4 pm, south of the Public Works department property located at 111 S.Kickapoo.

OKC 49th in Sustainlane's 2008 US Cities Rankings

While the city is trying to improve in a few key areas, the metro area still has a long way to go in becoming a leader in sustainability. In fact, Oklahoma City finished 49th out of 50 with Tulsa ranking an overall 48th in the nation. Sustainlane's rankings explain how people's quality of life and city economic and management preparedness are likely to fare in the face of an uncertain future. Oklahoma City fared well in water quality, affordable housing, and metro street congestion while doing poorly in the areas of solid waste diversion, planning and land use, metro ridership, local food and agriculture among others.

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