Lawmakers Push for More West Texas Wind Energy

Staff Report
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West Texas is also a hot spot for wind power.

Lawmakers and environmentalists want regulators to build more transmission lines to get the maximum amount of wind power from our area.

The Texas Public Utility Commission is expected to discuss their options later this week.

A final plan to increase wind energy power is expected later in the Summer.

Backers say the plan would spur construction of more wind energy projects, create jobs, reduce energy costs, and cut pollution.