New Energy Is Red, Blue, And Green In Texas
Why a red state is the No. 1 wind energy producer in America; Lone Star state wind boom: Energy generation can be an economic issue, as much as a partisan one.
Charlie Wood, January 27, 2017 (Christian Science Monitor)
“…In 2013, the Lone Star state produced 36 million megawatt hours, more than twice that of runner up Iowa, although Iowans can still brag that wind satisfies almost a third of their state’s energy needs. California came in third…Texas is a big producer of energy in general: number one overall in 2014, pumping out a whopping one fifth of the country’s energy…[In 2005,] then-Gov. Rick Perry signed on for a goal of generating 10,000 megawatts of renewable energy by 2025…[upping] a previous target of 2,000 megawatts set by George W. Bush as part of a 1999 deregulation of the power market. In April of last year, the state was already making 19,000…[The growth drivers have been its competitive rate and…[reducing the risk in the natural gas price volatility…Bush’s 1999 deregulation paved the way…Texas also invested heavily in energy infrastructure, connecting the windy and sunny western panhandle with cities with a higher demand…” click here for more