The Texas oil boom changed America for good. It supplied the fuel for victories in World War I and World War II and ignited economic growth unprecedented in US history. More than 100 years later the Lone Star State is making energy history again in a most unexpected way.
Yes, Texas remains the nation's number one producer of oil and gas. Its air quality ranks amongst the worst in the nation, and its greenhouse gas emissions dwarf those of all other states. But Texas also leads the nation (in fact, most of the world) in a sector widely regarded as pivotal to America's economic and ecological future: green power.
In just ten years the Lone Star State has become the biggest generator of wind energy in the US. Now Texas is expanding its green resources aggressively with the help of the largest renewable energy infrastructure project in North America.
I am writing and co-producing Wind of Change together with award-winning director Daniel Deloach (deloachfilms.com). Our film tells the story of the people who made the success of wind power in Texas possible and looks ahead at the challenges yet to come. The project is currently in production, and we are happy to tell you more about it. Just email us.