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  1. Texas — An Energy Leader
  2. Texas Now Imports Energy
  3. Texas Energy Use — Today and Tomorrow
  4. Our Future Depends on New Energy
  5. Texas — A Potential Giant
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Texas — A Potential Giant

Before others recognized the value of oil, Jett Rink, the wildcatter in the 1956 movie "Giant" was making a fortune in the energy business. Today, Texas has the opportunity to become a leader in the global market for renewables.


The Lone Star State has more renewable energy potential than any other state. Wind power alone could generate up to 136,000 megawatts of electricity, more than twice the state's total generating capacity.

Much of the state's wind and solar power potential lies in the rural regions of west and south Texas, where jobs and economic development are sorely needed. By shifting to renewable energy, Texas can recapture some of the money now being used to import energy from other states and countries. A move toward renewables would also spur the economy, create jobs and increase our tax base.

chart showing 5 top states' renewable energy potential, beginning with Texas, the leader; then Montana, Kansas, North Dakota, California
 

 


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