It may seem like an odd partnership, but the natural gas industry and the wind industry may join forces.
On May 25, the CEO of the American Wind Energy Association, Denise Bode, teamed up with T. Boone Pickens to craft an op-ed that cast wind and natural gas as the most dynamic of duos.
A Bode-Pickens matchup makes some sense. Both individuals call Oklahoma their home state, both have experience in the fossil fuel industry and both see wind as key to reducing the amount of energy this country imports. The full opinion piece penned by Pickens and Bode can be seen on Politico, but here are a few highlights:
Electric cars underscore the importance of wind, natural gas
Increase in wind capacity continues to have huge impacts
Since 2007, utility-scale wind projects — those are projects that feed electricity into your house — accounted for 35 percent of the U.S. generating capacity. This increase accounts for what Pickens and Bode have named the “wind corridor,” the area from Texas to the Canadian border. This area has seen an increase of 100 wind farms per year since 2007. These numbers show that the wind industry has arrived as a major player on the domestic energy front.
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