Oklahoma… Where the Wind Powers Tulsa Town

John Davis

OK, I’m not quite ready to pen lyrics for a wind energy version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s classic Oklahoma, but I think it’s pretty cool that the state’s plentiful wind could become as common of a fuel source as the finite amount of petroleum that comes from the ground.

TulsaThis story in the Tulsa (OK) World says that city is looking at getting windmills as common as oil rigs:

The city is pursuing a study through the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to determine whether it should use wind to help power its municipal buildings.

Federal officials are expected to be in Tulsa as early as next week to discuss the issue.

“We have to do whatever we can to reduce costs and save money,” said Council Chairman Roscoe Turner, a proponent of the idea.

Tulsa officials hope the new wind energy will lower the city’s energy costs as well as reduce pollutants in the air.