Issue 105 – Texas Windfarm
Introduction…Texas has many firsts. Texas is the first in oil and gas production as well number as wind farm producer in the United States.
According to U.S. Department of Energy…Texas produces a third of the nations oil and gas and more than a fourth of all wind power generated in the U.S.
Texas is also number one leading in curde oil refining.
The Texas first you may not have expected, Texas is the top energy consumer in the U.S. The state’s demand for energy grows every year as its population grows.
The energy required to develop, produce, refine, and bring petroleum products to market is also a large part of that energy usage. However, that statistic was not available.
One more first…Thirty states adopted energy efficient policies as reported by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Texas became the first state with an energy efficiency resource standard (ESSA) in 1999.
In conclusion…Texas is not only number 1 in oil, gas, wind energy production, It is also number one enegy consumer in the United States. On the green side, it was also the first state to adopt the ESSA.