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Clean energy provides lifeline for rural Texas

John Davis writes on the Amarillo Globe-News that clean energy is providing a lifeline for Texas’ rural economies.

The C3 Take
  • Texas’ rural economies have seen a recent boon in the form of the clean energy industry.
  • Clean energy is bringing jobs and tax revenue to rural Texas, allowing for new buildings, schools, and hospitals to be built.
  • In addition to economic benefits, clean energy is bringing people back to rural Texas.

“Texas is now the nation’s top producer of wind energy, and both wind and solar energy are providing a more reliable and consistent source of revenue to rural Texas.  Wind alone accounted for 20% of the electricity used by Texans in 2019 and solar energy is growing rapidly and is projected to be the third largest type of power behind natural gas and wind by 2022.  And with that growth, rural Texas is receiving a big economic boost.”

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