|Texas, not California, Wind Energy Leader|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, Jun 25, 2014, 07:42 PM|
Howdy! Texas tops California as a wind energy producer. The Lone Star state has enjoyed more business success with renewable energy resources than any other state.
The Houston Chronicle reports that, "The installation of new transmission lines across Texas has reduced the amount of wind energy lost when wind turbines shut down because of line congestion, a federal agency reports. A $7 billion project completed last year laid 3,500 miles of new transmission lines linking the windy Panhandle and West Texas plains where turbines are most common with distant population centers."
Nevertheless, President Barry Obama continues to wage a war on Texas and has called for the EPA to crack down on power plants in the state.
According to the Houston Chronicle, "The U.S. reported this week that the new lines have reduced incidents of "curtailment," in which wind generators can't transmit power through the grid because there's not enough free space on power lines. The wind backup created a market situation in which wind farm regions had so much wind power that it carried a negative price."
Many renewable energy companies are moving out of California and setting up offices in Texas.
To read the entire article from the Houston Chronilce, link here:
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