The New York Times published an interesting article on the growth of the wind power industry. Definitely a good read for people who are interested in renewable energy.
Please note – photo courtesy of The New York Times (photographer: Brian Harkin).
February 23, 2008
The Energy Challenge
Move Over, Oil, There’s Money in Texas Wind
By CLIFFORD KRAUSS
SWEETWATER, Tex. — The wind turbines that recently went up on Louis Brooks’s ranch are twice as high as the Statue of Liberty, with blades that span as wide as the wingspan of a jumbo jet. More important from his point of view, he is paid $500 a month apiece to permit 78 of them on his land, with 76 more on the way.
“That’s just money you’re hearing,” he said as they hummed in a brisk breeze recently.
Texas, once the oil capital of North America, is rapidly turning into the capital of wind power. After breakneck growth the last three years, Texas has reached the point that more than 3 percent of its electricity, enough to supply power to one million homes, comes from wind turbines.
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I’m excited to be speaking later this week to members of Harvard Extension School’s Environmental Management Program. Here’s a brief blurb on the event as well as link to the school’s calendar. A video of the presentation will be available later this spring:
Going Green: Environmentally-sound Marketing Solutions
Friday, February 29
Grossman Common Room
51 Brattle Street, Cambridge
Learn how companies can strategically and successfully “go green” in a discussion led by Ben Grossman and Steve Grossman of Grossman Marketing Group. Grossman Marketing Group is a leader in the field of environmentally-sound marketing solutions and offers sustainability audits and advice to help companies “go green.” Originally founded as Massachusetts Envelope Company in 1910 by Maxwell Grossman, the company is in its fourth generation as a family-owned business. Refreshments will be served, and this event is free and open to all HEAA and HESA members. No tickets or reservations are required.