Going Green

Friday, October 5, 2007

Texas Leading the Way Again

I like this idea. Texas will get school funding and clean power all in one deal.

Texas Awards First Competitive Offshore Wind Leases

October 03, 2007

The Texas General Land Office on October 2 awarded the first four competitively bid leases for offshore wind power in the United States. All the leases were awarded to Louisiana-based Wind Energy Systems Technology (W.E.S.T., LLC) and allow construction to begin immediately on meteorological testing towers on each of the four tracts.

The research and development stage will last approximately four years and the production term will be 30 years for each lease. Following the research phase, W.E.S.T., LLC plans to develop wind farms on each of the four tracts. If winds are favorable, the company plans to build wind farms that will produce a minimum of 250 to 300 megawatts per lease.

The four offshore tracts were offered for wind development as part of...(complete article

In these tracts, the windmills will blend right in with the oil platforms. I wonder if the fish will congregate around the base of the windmills the way they do around offshore oil platforms.


bigwhitehat said...

Cool. I'll bet the fish will congregate there. Me an you should go deep sea fishing out there some time.

Panhandle Poet said...

Sounds good to me!