California and Texas: Renewable Energy’s Odd Couple


In addition to strong winds and lots of land Texas’s secret, is its lack of regulation. Wind developers rave about the fact that they need few state permits to build a wind project. They deal mainly with local officials, who are generally receptive (energy, after all, is a well-loved commodity in Texas). California, by contrast, has all but [...]

California and Texas: Renewable Energy’s Odd Couple2016-11-23T15:02:04+00:00

California’s Wind Slowdown


The chart at the top shows the top five wind power states and how their capacity has grown over the two years between 2006 and 2008. Iowa’s wind power capacity grew by 198 percent, Texas by 157 percent, and Minnesota and Washington grew quickly too. The outlier is California, which saw just 7 percent growth [...]

California’s Wind Slowdown2016-11-23T15:02:10+00:00