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Elegant, sleek design - or giant three-armed Cyclops? Those terms are used to describe the same thing in the debate over wind farms. While many promote them as a futuristic form of alternative energy, opponents see them as blights on the landscape.
While proponents of wind energy see a potential economic boom by harnessing the wind, at least one state public policy think tank researcher is warning that turbine farms aren't a panacea. He says the cost of transporting the electricity generated in the Concho Valley to urban markets in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio might sap the long-term value of rural wind energy generation.
The next stage for bringing wind power offshore will start this summer. Wind Energy Systems Technologies, a subsidiary of Herman Schellstede and Associates Inc. in New Iberia, has completed its sea-floor study of an area eight miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas.
Texas may soon be the nation's premier producer of America's most expensive electricity.
WASHINGTON - A proposed wind farm that would be the biggest offshore one in the nation won approval Thursday from Texas state officials, the latest development in the fast-growing segment of the alternative-energy industry.
AUSTIN - The nation's largest offshore wind farm will be built off the Padre Island seashore in South Texas, a critical migratory bird flyway, Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson said Thursday.
Some want renewable energy fast; others want to slow down to check on birds.
The University of Texas School of Law is joining with the West Texas Wind Energy Consortium and the Sweetwater law firm of Steakley, Wetsel and Carmichael to organize the first-ever Wind Energy Institute on June 1-2 on the Sweetwater campus of Texas State Technical College West Texas.
Texas now ranks second in wind energy produced each year, trailing only California in the amount of the renewable resource, Texas Railroad Commissioner Victor Carrillo said in San Angelo this week.
Shifting winds in the energy market will have Austin Energy paying significantly more for its next batch of bluster.
The wind that whips through eastern New Mexico and the Texas Panhandle sends dust dancing through the streets. It rattles doors and windows, unravels neatly pinned hair, and leaves residents stumbling in its path.
AMARILLO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 24, 2006--Xcel Energy has issued a request for proposals for about 40,500 megawatt-hours of annual renewable energy or renewable energy certificates to be generated from renewable technologies other than wind turbines.
CORPUS CHRISTI - A wind farm for Kenedy County was the focus of a crowded and somewhat heated debate Monday night. Wind power is described as 'clean and cost effective energy', but it's not without its concerns. The Coastal Bend Bays Foundation hosted a forum to allow company officials to meet with the public.
Austin's Cielo Wind Power LP is teaming up with Edison Mission Group of Irvine, Calif., to build a wind power ranch in Potter, Oldham and Randall counties in West Texas.
Plans for a wind energy farm in Kenedy County remain in the preliminary stage as county officials mull a proposed tax abatement for the project.
The hearing to discuss a tax abatement sought by the developers drew more than 100 people, roughly a quarter of the county's population.