Many rural Texas school districts are benefiting from wind turbines

Nov. 11, 2011
Law enabled districts to grant tax breaks for certain renewable-energy projects

From The New York Times: Energy development capitalizing on the high winds in West Texas has injected sluggish rural communities with new economic lifeblood. About 69 school districts across Texas — mostly rural, tiny schools — continue to benefit from a now-extinct quirk in the state’s school finance law that enables districts to offer breaks on property taxes for select manufacturing, technology and renewable-energy projects.

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