After yesterday’s immensely disappointing news that President Obama had preemptively given away a potential bargaining chip in the climate/energy debate (somehow viewed as a positive by the administration), I was pleased to read that Xcel Energy will purchase wind generated energy from a new farm in Colorado.
The wind farm will deliver 252.2MW of renewable energy to Colorado’s grid, enough to power ~68,000 homes. Vestas Wind Systems, lured to Colorado by Gov. Ritter, built the 139 turbines making up the farm.
This is another small step moving in a critical direction. It doesn’t completely offset yesterday’s news, but I’m glad to see it nonetheless.