Wind generation in Texas is posting enormous gain, generating half the power flowing into the state’s gargantuan grid one recent winter night, reports the Wall Street Journal.
“Texas has added more wind-based generating capacity than any other state, with wind turbines accounting for 16 percent of electrical generating capacity as of April. Now Texas is anticipating a huge surge in solar power, the Journal reported.
The Texas wind energy boom started during the term of former President George W. Bush while he was governor of the nation’s second most populous state.
Support in the state for renewables is remarkable robust, with 85 percent of the state’s citizens supporting the expansion of renewable resources, the Journal reported.