Going Green

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Texas Wind Power

It's not "black" gold, it is colorless....(from the NY Times)

Move Over, Oil, There’s Money in Texas Wind

SWEETWATER, Tex. — The wind turbines that recently went up on Louis Brooks’s ranch are twice as high as the Statue of Liberty, with blades that span as wide as the wingspan of a jumbo jet. More important from his point of view, he is paid $500 a month to permit 78 of them on his land, with 76 more on the way.

“That’s just money you’re hearing,” he said as they hummed in a brisk breeze recently.
Texas, once the oil capital of North America, is rapidly turning into the capital of wind power.

After breakneck growth the last three years, Texas has...(complete article here).


bigwhitehat said...

You should take a look at the road between Sterling City and Bronte.

Chris McClure aka Panhandle Poet said...

I've been through there.