31 Mar '14, 10am

Why Shale Gas Is Toast: Texas Wind Power Sets New US Record

Wind power supplied well over one third of demand on the ERCOT grid one morning last week, an all-time record for Texas. Thanks to the newly constructed Competitive Renewable Energy Zone, designed to accommodate new wind power in the western part of the state, that record stands to be broken again with thousands more megawatts of new wind on the way. Texas supports more than 10,000 jobs through its wind power industry. Additionally, the state hosts 45 manufacturing facilities along the wind power supply chain, helping spur economic recovery and rebuild American manufacturing. When it comes to wind, Texas has made the right decision and is taking advantage of this immensely useful and abundant resource, to the benefit of ratepayers, employers, and the environment. But wind can’t continue to grow without the necessary policy certainty. The Production Tax Credit for wind powe...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2014/03/31/texas-wind-power-sets...

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