Wind Energy Takes Hold

Wind Energy Takes Hold

Alec
Mar 28, 2006

According to a report from the Earth Poicy Insitute, Austin Texas is proving great success with wind energy. In the article WIND ENERGY DEMAND BOOMING: Cost Dropping Below Conventional Sources Marks Key Milestone in U.S. Shift to Renewable Energy, what started in 2000 with rather high premiums for those who opted for natural energy has shifted with the extreem gas hikes.

"During the fall of 2005, climbing natural gas prices pulled conventional electricity costs above those of wind-generated electricity, the source of most green power. This crossing of the cost lines in Austin and several other communities is a milestone in the U.S. shift to a renewable energy economy."

Sure the natural energy's success is great news, but how about a big hurrah for the inevitable windmills that will create more Chirsto-like beauty like those that dapple the country side as you drive out Palm Springs way?

Hmmmm...Big ugly gas tanks or calming, serine windmills...? Maybe the future is looking a little brighter after all.

(Via Treehugger)

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