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2013-10-16 Economy
Texas Leads in (Green) Wind Power
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Posted by Bobby 2013-10-16 13:46|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6481 views ]  Top

#1 driven by, among other things

- a 2 cents per kwh federal subsidy (tax offset)

- a complicated State subsidy that isn't easily calculated

- heavy support from Texas farmers and ranchers who lease out their 'wind' to power companies

- complicated regulatory mandates which are directly borne by power companies and indirectly by the customers of such companies
Posted by lord garth 2013-10-16 14:09||   2013-10-16 14:09|| Front Page Top

#2 No place is perfect.
Posted by Iblis 2013-10-16 15:01||   2013-10-16 15:01|| Front Page Top

#3 Texas Leads in (Green) Wind Power

...and dead eagles, no doubt. Here in Californy, you can slaughter untold masses of eagles with your giant fans, but woe be on the poor soul who finds an eagle feather on the ground and puts it in its pocketses.
Posted by Dopey Sinatra 2013-10-16 15:32||   2013-10-16 15:32|| Front Page Top

#4 Wind power = pure rent-seeking.

A subsidy to land-owners via electricity consumers.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2013-10-16 19:32||   2013-10-16 19:32|| Front Page Top

#5 Texas has lots of wind and not many eagles. And land is cheap. Not the worst place to spend money on wind power.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-10-16 20:29||   2013-10-16 20:29|| Front Page Top

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