The Tex-Mex my friend, is comin’ from the wind
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By cynsmith - Last updated: Tuesday, August 12, 2003 - Save & Share - One Comment

I’m not a huge fan of the local Austin Grill chain of Tex-Mex places. By Austin standards, their food is mediocre at best. They do a pretty good job of playing Austin music, though, and they serve Shiner Bock. Both points in their favor. And now, another good reason to give them my business.

I couldn’t find Jank’s post about the proposed wind power project off of Cape Cod, but this is obviously related. It doesn’t suprise me that the largest wind power project east of the Mississippi is located in West Virginia. A) West Virginia has one of the lowest population densities in the area, so it would make sense to put a wind farm there. B) West Virginia is home of Robert Byrd, one of the most successful Senators at bringing home the pork. I don’t know if mountaintops are ideal places for wind farms, but they get more federal money per citizen that any other state, IIRC.

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One Response to “The Tex-Mex my friend, is comin’ from the wind”

Comment from jank
Time August 12, 2003 at 10:38 am

This is why I love the alternative energy industry, and why I love market economies. Honestly. There’s no bureaucrat telling these folks ‘You have to change.’ They’re changing the world on their own. The ultimate in progressive taxation – folks who can’t afford clean power don’t suffer a lower standard of living to support the desires of those who can afford it.

Mountaintops are good places for wind power – not a whole lot to stand in the way of the wind. Their major drawback is that you can see them from a long way away.

The old Wind Power piece was about a project off Nantucket.

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