Are wind power companies getting too many benefits, at the expense of other power generators?
Environmental groups talk of how wind and relatively clean-burning
natural gas can partner to displace dirtier coal, creating a path to
power the U.S. while releasing fewer greenhouse gases. A bitter fuel
fight in Texas points to a different future: one in which gas and wind
are foes. The gas and wind factions have been clashing over the state’s
operating rules for the past several months. The gas people say the
playing field is tilted in wind’s favor; wind accuses gas of trying to
snuff out the nascent wind energy sector.
What do you think – is there a level playing field? Or are certain technologies getting an unfair advantage?