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TexasTexas is an energy-centric state any way you slice it. The state both produces and consumes the most energy in the United States, has its own completely independent grid, and leads the country in both natural gas production and crude oil production.1
Source:
U.S. Energy Information Administration, March 2014
http://1.usa.gov/1Nl9uxA
However, the Lone Star State also leads the U.S. in wind energy generation by a significant margin, and its wind industry is an international powerhouse.

Texas has over 12,000 megawatts of wind power capacity currently installed, and it is expected to add 7,000 megawatts by the end of this year.2
Source:
Dallas Morning News, April 2014
http://bit.ly/1F2GA1l
To put that in perspective, Texas is already the 6th largest country for wind energy capacity in the world.3 And all of that wind energy brings real economic benefits to the state: wind power support nearly 9,000 jobs in Texas.4
Source:
American Wind Energy Association
http://bit.ly/19rfHZo


Texas’ other renewable power sectors have been slower to take off, despite significant potential in geothermal, solar, biomass, and offshore wind.5
Source:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory, July 2012
http://1.usa.gov/1zaqYYE
And since the state has already met its renewable portfolio standard, these clean energy sectors may remain largely under-utilized moving forward.6
Source:
DSIRE, February 2015
http://bit.ly/1bDM8FJ


Learn more about energy in Texas with ACORE’s Renewable Energy in the 50 States.

  Aug 11, 2014  |    USA Today

  May 19, 2014  |    Houston Chronicle

  Apr 09, 2013  |    American Wind Energy Association


 
 
 
 
 
 


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