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With at least 12,750 turbines, the state of Texas ranks first in the U.S. for installed wind capacity, measured at over 23,200 MW in 2017.


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Cities around the country have been working to diversify their "energy mix" – the combination of natural resources and technologies used to fuel power grids.


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Local nonprofit SA2020 recently released its 2017 impact report, tracking the city's progress in various cause areas to improve conditions within San Antonio communities. 

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According to the United National Environment Program investment in green energy was nearly double that of hydrocarbon energy last year. 

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For years, San Antonio and its surrounding areas have been bordering on failure to meet the National Ambient Air Quality Standards.

A new report on local ozone levels weighs the potential economic costs if counties in the San Antonio area were to exceed these requirements, reaching what is called "nonattainment" status as decided by the Environment Protection Agency.

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