1. The Future of Renewable Energy is in Texas

    The Future of Renewable Energy is in Texas

    Renewable energy isn't at a crossroads in the U.S. so much as on a two-lane highway: While the federal government hits the gas on fossil fuels, states are speeding ahead to develop renewable energy -- and reaching new milestones. For example, enough solar energy is being collected every year to power all the single-family homes in Florida. Three states generate more than one-third of their energy from wind and solar. Some 160,000 electric cars were sold last year -- enough to supply the entire population of Fort Lauderdale, Florida. And earlier this year, wind and solar produced one-tenth of the nation's energy for an entire month.

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    1. If you look at the leadership states, they're states that recognize both the environmental and economic benefits of renewables.
    2. It's now taken off to the point where if you're just doing the math, you would conclude that wind makes sense because it's just a cheaper resource.
    3. With renewable technology, literally 90-plus percent of the cost associated with it is the initial capital investment, because you don't pay for the fuel.
    4. From an environmental point of view, we want to be going faster, not slower.
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