Glen Hegar

Texas leads nation in wind energy production, Port of Beaumont plays vital role

The U.S. wind energy industry continues to grow at a surprising rate, with Texas leading the way and the Port of Beaumont playing a vital role.

According to Forbes, Texas produced about five times the amount of wind power as did California in 2017, while it generated about 29 percent more non-hydroelectric renewable power, such as solar, biomass and geothermal than California while California’s retail electric rates were 89 percent higher than Texas’ in 2017.

US senator, Texas comptroller receive updates on SETX economy, major projects in roundtable meetings

Two separate roundtable meetings conducted within a two-week period in September attracted visits from both U.S. Senator John Cornyn and Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar to Southeast Texas.