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Governors' Wind Energy Coalition

February 11, 2013

Winds of change: Texas poised to double wind energy output

by Angela Kocherga / KENS 5  •    •  Posted 2013-02-11 12:49:08

The wind industry set a record last year with a capacity of more than 60,000 megawatts of power, and Texas is by far the top producer. The big challenge: getting all the wind energy produced in far west Texas to the big cities that need the power. To make that happen, the state is putting down thousands of miles of transmission lines to get the job done. Construction is supposed to be completed by the end of the year. It can’t happen soon enough for Doug May, the economic development director for Pecos County. [ read more … ]

In the Rockies, Growing Support for Renewables

By NATE SCHWEBER, New York Times  •    •  Posted 2013-02-11 12:49:27

A new poll tracking the conservation attitudes of residents of the six Rocky Mountain States shows that support is strong for greater protection of public lands and investment in renewable energy. It also offers some clues to why public policy does not dovetail with public opinion in those areas. In early January, two polling companies questioned 2,400 registered voters across Arizona, Colorado, Montana, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Brendan Boepple, program coordinator for Colorado College’s State of the Rockies Project, said the results highlighted “the disparity between the reality and the rhetoric among Western voters.”
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