According to a study released June 10 by the Pew Charitable Trusts, Texas is a leading player in the rapidly expanding clean-energy economy. Wind plays a big role in the number of green jobs. If Texas were a nation, it would rank sixth in the world for annual wind-energy production, behind Germany, the U.S., Spain, China and India.
The survey showed Texas ranked second only to California in both number of jobs and clean-energy businesses, fourth in patents and third in venture capital tied to clean energy. The report also revealed Texas has 55,646 jobs and 4,802 businesses in the clean-energy sector. The state received 414 patents tied to that sector between 1999 and 2008 and venture capital funds invested $716.9 million in the sector from 2006 to 2008. Summary of Study