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Six Little-Known Facts About Wind Energy in Texas

Apr 01, 2015 12:49PM

As the environmental harm caused by the use of fossil fuels as the main source of electricity production becomes more evident, Texans are turning to wind energy as a more sustainable resource for meeting their energy needs. With an installed capacity of over 12,000 megawatts, the Lone Star State dwarfs other states in wind-generated energy. Here are some promising facts about wind energy in Texas.

1. Texas has the potential to produce 500 percent of Texans’ current electricity usage using wind power.

2. Three of the five largest wind farms in the world are located in Texas.

3. Texas could reduce global warming pollution equal to taking 2,291,000 cars off the road by 2016 if it continues its current increase in wind power production.

4. Google has purchased three wind farm investments in Texas.

5. Texas’ current power generation from wind energy saves enough water to meet the needs of 130,800 Texans a year.

6. There are more than 10,000 direct and indirect jobs in wind energy in Texas.

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