John Dudley lives in Comanche, Texas, and wears a couple of hats: He's a cattle rancher and a wind farmer. We met on his 20,000 acres in the Texas hill country. His land holds more than half of the 87 turbines that make up the vast Logan’s Gap Wind Farm. His brown Herefords roam among the giant stalks, as they spin up to 40 stories overhead.
“Yeah, we put up some turbines, and that changes the way the hilltops look," he told me. "But we think that will probably be instrumental in allowing us to continue to own our family lands.”