The Rural Alliance for Renewable Energy (RARE)
RARE brings together the state’s leading renewable energy experts from industry, government, universities and, most importantly, the state’s agricultural producers.
Together, these groups are working to ensure farmers, ranchers and rural communities benefit from the tremendous potential Texas has to produce electricity from renewable sources such as the sun, wind, geothermal and biomass. RARE is also helping rural Texas develop its capacity to produce biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. Texas has more potential than any other state to produce renewable energy. And most of these renewable resources reside in the rural areas of the state.
Texas already is #1 in producing electricity from wind power. This development has re-energized many West Texas communities with new jobs, new tax revenues for schools and landowner royalties that help farmers and ranchers stay in business. RARE is focused on helping all of rural Texas move forward in developing its renewable energy resources.
Members of RARE also serve as the Texas 25x ’25 Alliance, which is part of a national effort to ensure the nation gets 25 percent of its energy from renewable resources by 2025. For more info, see: www.25x25.org