The Energy Challenge: Where Now, for the Wind?

Wingate, Texas [New York Times] If he could have ever seen the FPL Group’s new wind farm here, Don Quixote would have certainly fallen off his horse. With jagged rows, scores of miles long, of 421 wind turbines scraping the big West Texas sky with blades as long as 132 feet, it is by far the biggest in the world. There is little quixotic about wind power anymore: the FPL Group is now building a second giant wind farm right next door. … Wind now represents 12 percent of the FPL Group’s diversified energy portfolio and it is growing along with natural gas and nuclear – other bets that the threat of climate change will increasingly determine what utilities can and cannot build to meet electricity demand.
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