How Texas Lassoed the Wind

At the end of 2009, the capacity of Texas wind turbines, reaching to the horizons of farm and prairie land, totaled 9,410 megawatts, well more than the combined total of the next three largest wind-power states, Iowa, California and Washington. Over the course of a year, wind power is providing 5 percent of Texas' demand, and that would more than double if the state's grid goals are achieved. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Jun 14, 2010 - 8:17 AM PDT
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Edited by: Kaizar Campwala - Jun 14, 2010 - 8:21 AM PDT

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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - Jun. 20, 2010

This story is informative on several scales, from the specifics of Texas energy infrastructure to the nationwide policy goals and potential impacts of wind power.

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Fabrice Florin
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by Fabrice Florin - Jun. 14, 2010

In-depth article on how Texas harnessed wind power to power about 5 percent of its energy needs, putting it way ahead of other states like Iowa, California and Washington. This report points to ample factual evidence from multiple sources about possible causes for this success (e.g.: a unique state energy policy combined with federal subsidies) which have helped make Texas an important test case for scalable wind power deployment.

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Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - Jun. 14, 2010

A look at the unique factors which made Texas the leader in wind energy generation in the US, and the debate that will shape the future of wind investment in the state.

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Kristin Gorski
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by Kristin Gorski - Jun. 14, 2010

An in-depth look at a real wind-energy scenario, which has much to teach those who want alternative energy forms to evolve. Informative and balanced; Texas is a hotbed of competing energy interests, and it's interesting to read about how these parties are viewing wind's future.

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Michael Kusuplos
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by Michael Kusuplos - Jun. 14, 2010

It shows that journalist, Peter Behr is right on the subject matter in a just the facts manner.

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