“This would save us money, and that will eventually hit our ratepayers’ pocketbooks in a good way.”
– Hannibal, Missouri public works manager Robert Stevenson on the city’s approval of a contract to meet up to 20 percent of its annual electricity needs with wind energy, saving the city $720,000 a year in energy costs. The deal is predicated on the completion of the Grain Belt transmission line, which would carry wind from Kansas eastward.
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“[T]his is 100,000 new jobs for people, for Texans, who need good, high-paying jobs. They’re about $75,000 a year in salary. So these are good jobs.”
– Marilu Hastings, vice president of sustainability programs at the Mitchell Foundation, speaking with Breitbart Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s track record in support of wind energy development in his home state.
“We’re initiating our … shift from today’s pipeline architecture – moving central-station power across wires to customers at the other end – to a platform architecture, which is the business architecture of the 21st Century.”
– ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore, speaking at the National Conference of State Legislatures and urging lawmakers nationwide to help utilities shift to new business models.