Clean Energy in Texas
Clean power brings Texans a host of economic benefits at the state and local level, boosting job creation and contributing immensely to the local tax base. Texas ranks 1st in the nation for installed wind energy capacity and 2nd in solar and storage. Wind energy alone produces 21% of all electricity in the state. These projects provide a secure, local source of energy, save water, and reduce residents’ exposure to harmful pollutants like nitrous oxides and sulfur dioxide. In addition to these benefits, clean energy also brings considerable economic growth to the states and localities that host projects. Total clean power investment in Texas to date is over $83.2 billion. More than $297 million state and local tax dollars are generated by these projects and more than $301 million annually goes to Texas residents directly in the form of land lease payments.