Articles tagged: wind energy
The wind energy industry is struggling to find sustainable solutions for fast-accumulating piles of dead wind turbine blades. So far, all the options come with an environmental price.
Towns the size of Sweetwater normally don’t need many graveyards. The rural community of about 11,000 people is located in the impossibly flat plains west of ...Read More
Environmentalists Fear Conservative Group’s Push to End Corporate Subsidies is Really Just a Hit on Renewables
“TPPF only talks about tax breaks for renewables without touching the vastly greater subsidies that support coal and other fossil fuels.”
In the last few months, the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) has ramped up its war on wind. To kick off the 86th Texas Legislature, the Austin-based conser...Read More
The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s latest PR blitz is the kind of thing you’d expect to see from a seedy advocacy group, not a would-be policy braintrust.
If you were a newcomer trying to figure out how Texas politics works, a good start would be to look at the state’s two leading think tanks. The center-left Ce...Read More
Austin photographer and multimedia producer Gabriel C. Pérez marvels at the towering wind turbines of Nolan County in October's Eye on Texas photo feature....Read More
In the last decade or so, renewable power has become increasingly competitive with fossil fuels — and is even cheaper than coal and natural gas in many parts ...Read More
Texas is uniquely vulnerable to a changing climate but also poised to take advantage of a carbon-free economy that includes wind and solar power....Read More
Texas' successful wind industry could be undercut under legislation filed today by freshman Rep. Scott Sanford, a Republican from McKinney. Sanford's bill wo...Read More