If you tune into the news these days, you might be surprised to learn that there is one thing both sides of the aisle are supporting: wind energy. That’s because wind energy generates more than just low-cost, clean, renewable energy. It is investing billions of dollars and generating economic growth for rural districts across the country, no matter the districts’ political leanings. The U.S. wind industry is supplying rural America with much-needed jobs and new county tax revenue to support the local economy when it needs it most. For example, Texas is a leader in the wind industry, supplying more wind energy production than any other state. According to a recent article in Inside Climate News, wind turbines dot Nolan County’s ranches on the horizon, interspersed among old oil wells.
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