Wind Energy Now An Energy Market Player
Wind Energy Now A Competitive, Bipartisan Option; Wind energy is booming in 'red' states.
Bruce Lieberman, July 29, 2016 (Yale Climate Connections)
“The stereotype is that the switch to clean energy is driven by political progressives, but wind energy is booming in conservative states like Texas, Oklahoma, and Kansas…Texas produces more wind-generated electricity than any other state. And Oklahoma and Kansas aren’t too far behind…[Michael Goggin of the American Wind Energy Association] says many of these states have another common characteristic that makes wind popular – they tend to have competitive electricity markets…[and wind is now] competitive on price alone…And whereas coal or natural gas prices tend to fluctuate, the price of wind can be locked in, making it even more attractive…[especially conservative Great Plains states where buyers want a more risk-averse energy] portfolio…” click here for more