This Blows! Literally!

Ahhhhhhh, the power of the wind. They’ve got big fans scattered all over the state (and it’s got nothing to do with Al Gore’s challenge), but apparently not enough wire to move the electricity efficiently. So, here comes the Public Utility Commission, making the first vote to move forward with a plan to spend almost $5 billion on new transmission lines across the state. From the article, I can’t tell what, if any, benefit the Houston area will get. But it’s interesting nonetheless. Let’s put up some turbines!

And here’s a unique perspective of Texas’ new fronteir from CBS Sunday morning.  The landscape is more than just horses, cattle, and ranchers these days.

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