Texas unveils plans for world’s largest wind farm.
Published 20th October 2009 - 5 comments - 3255 views -
Texas Governor Rick Perry unveiled a dramatic new plan to build the world’s largest wind farm in the oil-rich state earlier this morning. Aptly named “10-Gallon Energy,” the project will be co-financed by billionaire Texan T. Boone Pickens, and will be built, amazingly, in the shape of a traditional cowboy hat.
“This project really marks a huge step forward in putting Texas on the renewable energy map. We are extremely excited to have Mr. Pickens as our private sector partner in this massive undertaking,” said the governor before a crowd of nearly 1,000.
“I am extremely pleased to finally get the ball rolling on this wind farm,” Mr. Pickens told reporters at the conference. “Oil can’t last forever, and it’s time Texas emerge from the ashes of the fossil fuel regime as a leader in clean energy.”
Starting at $1.2 billion (€800,000), the farm will force heavy strain onto taxpayers in already unsteady economic times, but the governor hopes to allocate federal stimulus funding for the 700,000-acre cowboy hat.
Texans are generally friendly to the project, as more than half the state is virtually unoccupied, and the free, clean energy will be sold to neighboring states, a boon to treasury coffers.
The Obama administration has so far been unavailable for comment, but former president and Texan George W. Bush was quoted as saying, “Damn, a cowboy hat!?!”
Construction is set to begin in early 2012 and finish by late 2020.
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