Clean Energy Research

Original Research 2010

Texas’ Clean Energy Economy: Where We Are. Where We’re Going. What We Need to Succeed.

By Billy Hamilton, Billy Hamilton Consulting (2010). Funded by the Texas Clean Energy Coalition.

Billy Hamilton’s economic impact study on "Texas' Clean Energy Economy" for the Texas Clean Energy Coalition is the first rigorous study to estimate the impact of clean energy on Texas' economy. Other studies on the subject have used generous sets of assumptions about clean energy, and may have overstated the already-strong case for the technology.

This new work uses realistic assumptions about growth, delivering the objective and unbiased analysis that has been Hamilton’s hallmark since his days in state government. The study finds that increased clean energy investment will have significant benefits for Texas, even under very conservative assumptions about the future.

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