Since the discovery of the Spindletop Oilfield in 1901, Texas has embodied the production of energy. The energy cluster is made up of three sub-clusters: oil and gas exploration and production, electric/coal/nuclear power generation and renewable and sustainable energy generation. Texas' geography and natural resources, excellent transportation systems, skilled labor force and leadership in environmental research give the state an energy advantage.
An independent grid: As the only state with its own grid, Texas' electrical transmissions and new energy development are free from federal regulation.
5,000 megawatts with reduced carbon footprint: Texas is a major nuclear power generating state, with almost 5,000 MW of installed nuclear power.
Harnessing the wind: Texas leads the nation in installed wind capacity (16,000 MW), and is home to two of the largest wind farms in the western hemisphere.
Net power gain: The energy sector contributes more than $172 billion to the Texas economy.
#1 total energy: Texas is #1 in total energy production, biodiesel production capacity, and solar energy potential.
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