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Texas Takes on Energy Head On

Updated on July 9, 2015
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I've lived through many wars starting with Vietnam. Some would call me old, I call myself seasoned.

West Texas Windmills

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Wind Energy

Travel through Texas and you see one of the largest oil producing states looking for alternatives for energy.

Driving through west Texas you see windmills as far as the eye can see and they are beautiful. It's amazing to think that natures wind can help create America's power and in turn save our earth.

Many people take for granted the fact that they have water and electricity, without giving a second thought of where it comes from. Just so they don't have to do without it, they don't care where it comes from.

What is unsettling even more than their lack of consideration, is the impact of drilling for oil and the dependency that oil creates on other countries.

When we drive by and see the oil wells pumping, it has become a quick glance and move on attitude. However, the fact is that our planet is made up of layers. When drills break through one plate to get to another, be it for water or oil, there is always the possibility of contamination of our water and our soil.

The contamination then makes people ill and sometimes even causes death. Drilling weakens the planet because it removes items from its core quicker than it can reproduced, if at all.

Put Yourself in Charge of Your Home’s Energy Needs

You can take control of your home’s energy needs by harnessing a free resource—the wind. You can purchase a windmill for the cost of a low budget car. The best part, many power companies will purchase the power generated by your windmill that you don't use. There are many companies out there to look at that can give you great ideas on what wind energy benefits there are for you.

Make it Solar Please

The city of San Antonio, Texas began solar farms. The year 2010 was a groundbreaking event for the state of Texas in alternative energy. The solar farms are amazing and one is already up and running, creating power for approximately 19,000 users and more are in the works.

It is smart and clean energy for a smart and better future. Who can argue that point?

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    Jillian Barclay 7 years ago from California, USA

    I had no idea that the great oil-producing state of Texas was so forward thinking! I am really happy to hear it! When driving to Palm Springs, in California, one of my favorite things to see is the huge windmill farm! I, too, think windmills are beautiful!

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    Abecedarian 7 years ago from These United States, Texas

    Thanks, I'm so thrilled. It's really amazing to drive by these things and see them working. On my way to College Station about a month ago or so, there were a couple of small farms that were using the windmills for their energy. That's our New Year's resolution for our family. We are hoping to get a windmill put in by this coming summer. Surely if Texas is using them, other states shouldn't be too far behind.

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    Howard Schneider 7 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

    Great Hub. It's a very pleasant surprise to see that the land of fossil fuels is taking such a proactive stance on alternative renewable energy. It gives me hope that this will continue and expand throughout the U.S. Our environmental security and homeland security depend on it.