Ray Perryman

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.

Economist Ray Perryman, panel of county judges share predictions for area’s future at SETEDF event

The Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation’s 2018 Economic Forecast Breakfast featured keynote speaker and renowned economist Dr. Ray Perryman of the Perryman Group, and an impressive panel of Jefferson County Judge Jeff Branick, Orange County Judge Brint Carlton and Hardin County Judge Wayne McDaniel.

Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Event Centre in Beaumont, Perryman presented a forecast for 2018, broken down by national, state and local economies, while the panel of judges shared their perspective on the future of their counties’ economies as well.

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