Texas residents consistently use more energy throughout the year than the national average. Texas is 6th in energy usage per capita. Texas typically experiences very hot and dry summers which is where we see the biggest spike in energy usage. Texas is our nation’s largest energy supplier and consumer and accounts for over 12% of total US energy usage. About 60% of Texas residents use electricity to heat their homes and demand for electricity is high in the hot summer months. The bulk of energy consumed in the state is natural gas. However, Texas also produces and consumes the most wind power in the US generating over 18,500 megawatts in 2015. For more information on Texas' energy consumption compared to the national average, see the graph below.
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