Texas added nearly 800 clean jobs during the first three months of the year according to a new analysis, but across the nation, the number of new renewable energy and clean transportation projects is dropping.
Wind energy supporters are hoping to blow past opponents in the Senate, as the chamber considers broad legislation to renew dozens of expired tax breaks — including one credited with making turbines spin in Texas.
Wind power in the U.S. is on a respirator. The $14 billion industry is reeling from a double blow — cheap natural gas unleashed by the hydraulic fracturing revolution and the death last year of federal subsidies that made wind the most competitive of all renewable energy sources in the U.S.
Texas, California and New York were among the nation’s leaders in adding green energy jobs during the final months of 2013, according to a new analysis. New wind projects helped drive the growth in the Lone Star State.
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