Louisiana OKs Electric Contract with Kansas Wind Farm

The first utility power purchase in the Louisiana Public Service Commission’s experiment with renewable energy is going to lower costs for customers, according to Public Service Commissioner Foster Campbell. Meeting Wednesday in Winnfield, the PSC approved a 20-year contract by Southwestern Electric Power Co. of Shreveport with a Kansas wind farm for 31 megawatts of […]

WIRED: Inherit the Wind

By John Geoghegan The port of Iberia has never been busier. Situated on a narrow canal leading to the Louisiana coastline, the docks here throb with the sound of tugboats towing oil platforms to and from their anchorages in the Gulf of Mexico. When a drilling site is depleted, the platforms return to port; the […]