The head of the state agency that oversees Texas’ electricity utilities says she wants to rethink state support for wind energy.
Donna Nelson, chairwoman of the state Public Utility Commission, said last week she doesn’t want to add to the “subsidization” of the wind industry.
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In 2010, according to the most recent figures available, federal energy subsidies were doled out this way:
• Natural gas: $654 million
• Wind energy: $5 billion
• Nuclear: $2.5 billion
• Coal: $1.2 billion.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration