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Vashta Nerada BS: Hail Tlaloc (18) RE: BS: Hail Tlaloc 21 Apr 16

Houston is a coastal city with a hot humid climate. Those air conditioners are used as much to remove humidity as to lower the temperature of a structure.

If you wanted to wish bad things on the oil and gas industry, better to look for flooding in the Midland/Odessa and general Permian Basin area. (Not likely, it's high desert). Or the entire state when it comes to fracking and natural gas wells.

It can also be said that the wind and solar industries have taken hold, and while it is a fraction of electricity production (behind gas, coal, nuclear), it is a robust industry.

In 1999, the Public Utility Commission of Texas first adopted rules for the state's renewable energy mandate. In 2005, the state legislature amended the mandate to require that 5,880 megawatts, or about 5% of the state's electricity capacity, come from renewable sources by 2015. Lawmakers also set a goal of 10,000 megawatts of renewable capacity by 2025, including 500 megawatts from resources other than wind. Texas surpassed the 2015 goal in 2005 and the 2025 goal in 2009, almost entirely with wind power. Renewable energy sources contributed just under one-tenth of the state's net electricity generation in 2014, but that amounted to about 15% of the U.S. total electricity generated from all nonhydroelectric renewable resources. Texas was second only to California in nonhydroelectric renewable generation.

Many Texans choose to pay a bit more for electricity in order to support the wind power industry.

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