Austin TX to hit 35% renewable energy, four years early, by 2016


Austin TX not only will hit its goal of 35% power from renewable energy 4 years early, they will pay less for wind power than for natural gas!

Austin Energy, is about to sign contracts for two large-scale wind farms that would bring 570 MW from the Gulf coast. The cost for the wind energy – estimated at between 2.3 cents to 3.3 cents per kWh – beats natural gas