Texas Wind January 19, 2011 : 6:51 PM

Even in Texas where fossil fuels are part of the culture, wind energy is taking off:

“Electricity from wind farms in Texas climbed to 7.8 percent of the power consumed in the state last year, up from 6.2 percent in 2009, the state grid operator said in a report.”

In fact:

“Texas leads the nation in installed wind capacity which grew to 9,528 megawatts at the end of 2010, up 612 MW from the previous year, ERCOT said.”