King Recognized as “Champion” by Texas Wind Coalition

October 9, 2008

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Austin – State Representative Phil King (R-Weatherford) was recently recognized as a “Legacy Supporter” Champion of Wind issues by the Texas Wind Coalition for his integral role in establishing Texas as the nation’s leader in wind energy production.

“Wind energy is becoming a major player, not just in the renewable market, but in competition with all energy sources,” said Wind Coalition executive director Paul Sadler. “Our growth wouldn’t be possible without the support of Representative King, who understands that wind energy is a key ingredient in growing our economy and reaching the state’s renewable energy goals.”

“It has been exciting to watch the wind industry in Texas take off and become the nation’s leading market,” King stated. “I’m committed to working hard to ensure that other alternative energy resources enjoy the same success as the wind industry. The solution to lower cost electricity does not lie within one resource alone, but lies in true fuel diversification for Texas.”

King sponsored Senate Bill 20 in 2005, which enabled the wind industry to flourish by putting in place the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones and will be responsible for nearly $5 billion in infrastructure investment in Texas over the next few years.