'The wild west of wind': Republicans push Texas as unlikely green energy leader

The Guardian - Living in New York and Washington, Greg Wortham heard all the grand talk about green energy from liberal politicians. Then he returned to the place where he grew up, a small town that embraced wind power so warmly that within a couple of years of the first turbine turning, it had some of the biggest farms on the planet.

"It has vast space and people who own the land see the value of using the land," said Carsten Westergaard, a professor at the National Wind Institute at Texas Tech University.

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