Thursday, July 27, 2006

Texas Leads Nation in Wind Power

According to The Dallas Morning News Texas has pulled ahead of California as the #1 producer of wind power in the US. The article states:

"The capacity of windmills in Texas to produce electricity is up 19 percent so far this year, at 2,370 megawatts, according to the association.

That's enough to power 600,000 homes.

California has held the top wind spot for nearly 25 years. Experts say Texas' deregulated power market, hopes for more transmission lines, and big winds put the state ahead.

"The bottom line is, the Texas market rules have worked, at least with respect to wind. It's bringing on a lot of wind power," said Mike Sloan, managing consultant for the Wind Coalition, a wind industry association for Texas and surrounding states.

Still, wind energy makes up just 2 percent of the Texas power market."

I'm sure Al Gore will be heaping praise on Texas any minute now!


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