Going Green

Thursday, April 3, 2008

The Cost of Infrastructure in the New Energy Economy

It takes infrastructure to make it all work. Otherwise the wind generators are just throwing money to the wind.

Texas sees higher costs to reap wind power

HOUSTON (Reuters) - The price tag to build new power lines to bring plentiful wind power to Texas' biggest cities could range from $3 billion to $9 billion, the state's electric grid operator said in a report filed with regulators on Wednesday.

Following legislation passed in 2005, the Texas Public Utility Commission began working to speed up construction of high-voltage transmission lines to tap into abundant supplies of renewable power.

Texas leads the nation by...(complete article here).

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