It was a Tweet from the Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, so it must be so:
Generally good trends. Chris Clarke and the Californians defending the deserts think windfarms are blots on the California deserts — and they’re right — but we can find lots of other places to put them in.
Texas showed greatest growth in windpower among the states. South Dakota, Iowa and Kansas now get more than 20% of their electricity from wind generation.
Work needs to be done to make these bird-friendlier, especially friendlier to raptors. Solvable problems, I think.
What do you think?
- Texas breezes along as US wind power leader (fuelfix.com)
- Oklahoma Moves Up, Now No. 6 in Wind Power Generation (stateimpact.npr.org)
- Localized wind power blowing more near homes (rdmag.com)
- Wind Power Blows Closer to Home (hispanicbusiness.com)
- Wind energy gaining in Colorado (mysanantonio.com)
- Monitor Breakfast: Ernest Moniz, US Energy Secretary (fora.tv)
- Feds Report Record Growth In Wind Industry, Some Surprising Results (kcet.org)