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Hidden Costs of Wind Development

By Ben Briscoe
NewsChannel 10

NEW MEXICO - A protection for consumers is holding up major economic development in New Mexico --according to a few politicians who want to change the current law.

Green energy has never really taken off in the land of enchantment - with only five wind farms so far. That's because the transmission lines cost too much.

In Texas - companies can get around this by charging consumers up front before construction starts. New Mexico law however won't let charges go until after construction finishes.

That's something wind advocates want to change but most costumers want to stay the same.

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