We are pleased to announce the Ten Things You Should Know About Texas Energy. Each week for the remainder of the 83rd Legislative Session, we will send you a different fact about Texas Energy. As the session progresses, be on the look out for more updates and the rest of the facts! TEN THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT TEXAS ENERGY
3. Texas Needs More Electricity Than Any Other State
Because Texas is large, hot, and growing and because we produce the majority of America's energy and chemicals, we have significantly higher electricity and overall energy demands than any other state. Texas uses more energy than any other state in the nation, almost as much as the next two states (California and Florida) combined, and uses more energy for industry than the next three states combined. Nearly half of Texas' energy use is for industry and manufacturing, which includes the oil & gas and petrochemical industries. A portion of the expanding demand for electricity in South Texas is from the significantly increased activity in the Eagle Ford and other growing shale plays. So far, Texas has met this demand by relying on a diverse mix of its natural resources, including constructing over 38,000 MW of natural gas-fired generation since 1990.
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Balanced Energy for Texas is a statewide coalition of energy consumers, producers, and providers committed to supporting policies that preserve and promote our state's leading role in energy and economic development.
We believe that energy is the backbone of Texas' economy and that economic prosperity is contingent upon the adoption of sensible policies that maximize the use of our state's abundant, diverse and affordable energy portfolio, specifically oil, natural gas and coal. This balanced portfolio, based on free market principles and a sound regulatory framework, is critical to Texas' continued profitability, competitiveness and economic success.
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