Energy is something that we cannot fathom living without. Many of us take it for granted; as if it’s something that we will always have (with the exception of the occasional power outage). You would be surprised to know that many of us do not realize where our energy comes from.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, Texas plays a critical role in America’s domestic energy production. While Texas is the largest petroleum refiner in the U.S, it also produces more than three times the natural gas than any other state. Surprisingly, given its history with the oil and gasoline industries, Texas also boasts the second largest number of alternative fuel vehicles on the road today.
Furthermore, you have the power to choose your retail electricity provider (REP), and do not need to feel obligated to keep the same REP year after year. PowerToChoose.org allows you to compare all retail electricity offers in order for you to make a decision that is right for you. You can compare plans, rates, contract terms, and find out who offers renewable energy options.
In 2008, City Council authorized the largest procurement of renewable energy in the City’s history; 40 percent primarily from wind power. Find out more about the City of Dallas’ energy initiatives.