Energy and ResourcesEdit
Promoting Energy EfficiencyEdit
Oklahoma ranks 43rd in promoting energy efficiency as a means of boosting the economy and meeting electricity demands
Alternative Energy SourcesEdit
Oklahoma ranks ninth nationally in installed wind power capacity, with 689 megawatts, according to the American Wind Energy Association.
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..
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 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 .
- ↑ Hylton, Susan. State’s Carbon Dioxide Output Up. Tulsa World. 9 April 2009. A1, A4.