Texas wind transforming oil country
The Houston Chronicle business section had a nice spread Monday on BP Wind and how the international oil giant is transforming a piece of the "oil patch" into "one of the nation’s leading hubs for green energy production."
Adds reporter Simone Sebastian, "Skylines dominated by nodding pump jacks are increasingly spotted with spinning turbines," and perhaps more to the point, "Economies tied to the ebb and flow of commodity prices are finding stability in supplying the power grid."
She quotes Pecos County Development Director Doug May: "We’ve been through lots of booms and busts with the oil and gas industry. The oil and gas areas deplete over time. ...