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Energy and ResourcesEdit

Promoting Energy EfficiencyEdit

Oklahoma ranks 43rd in promoting energy efficiency as a means of boosting the economy and meeting electricity demands[1]

Alternative Energy SourcesEdit

Oklahoma ranks ninth nationally in installed wind power capacity, with 689 megawatts, according to the American Wind Energy Association.[2]

Carbon Dioxide EmissionsEdit

From 2007-2008, Oklahoma had the largest increase in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of the 50 states. The state emitted 3.1 million tons of carbon dioxide from its six coal-fired electric plants. Overall, however, the state does not emit the most carbon dioxide; Texas is the largest producer of CO2.[3].


References Edit

  1. Myers, Jim. State Lags in Energy Effort. Tulsa World. Accessed online Oct 14th 2008 at http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/article.aspx?articleID=20081007_11_A9_hArepo16573
  2. Tulsa World,Pickens: Wind power a key to national security, pg E1 12/3/08 http://www.tulsaworld.com/twpdfs/2008/FINAL/W_120308_E_1.PDF .
  3. Hylton, Susan. State’s Carbon Dioxide Output Up. Tulsa World. 9 April 2009. A1, A4.

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