Clean energy production is crucial as the world makes changes to reverse some of the damage burning fossil fuels have done to our environment. You might think of Dallas as big hats, big oil. But DFW might surprise you with how it’s making strides to adopt eco-friendly practices.
Dallas’ critical role in clean energy production
- Texas leads the United States in wind energy production, generating over 30% of the state’s electricity from wind power.
- Dallas has seen a 450% increase in installed solar capacity over the last decade, with solar panels that power thousands of homes and businesses.
- The Texas Clean Energy Project aims to capture 90% of its carbon emissions and produce over 2 million metric tons of clean energy every year.
Dallas isn’t just generating clean energy, they are reducing its overall usage too:
Changing Transportation to Save the Environment
- Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has expanded its light rail system to cover over 90 miles, serving more than 100 million passengers each year.
- Bike sharing programs have become more popular, resulting in over 1.5 million bike-share trips in the last year alone.
- The addition of bike lanes and multi-use paths has led to a 42% increase in bicycle commuting over the past five years.
Clean Energy Generation and Usage: Green Building Initiatives
- Dallas boasts more than 150 LEED-certified buildings, representing a total of 53 million square feet of sustainable real estate.
- The adoption of energy-efficient building codes has resulted in an estimated 30% reduction in energy consumption for new constructions. Less consumption means less need for clean energy production.
- The Dallas Green Building Ordinance has reduced water usage for large developments by 40%.
Creating Green Spaces: Urban Green Spaces
- Dallas has increased its parkland acreage by 25% in the past decade, providing over 22,000 acres of green space for people to enjoy.
- The Trinity River Park project aims to transform 285 acres of floodplain into an urban oasis, that promotes bio-diversity and natural habitat restoration.
Going Green: Recycle and Reduce Waste
- Dallas’ recycling programs have led to a 50% increase in recycling rates over the past five years.
- The city’s recycling program has diverted over 400,000 tons of recyclables from landfills since its inception.
- Dallas’ composting initiatives have resulted in a 60% reduction in organic waste sent to landfills.
Clean Energy Initiative: Community Engagement and Education
- Dallas has hosted over 200 eco-friendly workshops and educational events in the last year, reaching more than 10,000 people and businesses.
- The city’s Green Ambassador Program has trained over 500 volunteers to promote sustainable practices in their communities.
- Social media campaigns focused on eco-friendly habits have reached over 1 million people, fostering a culture of environmental consciousness that has made more people aware of the importance of clean energy production.
It’s not just the city of Dallas doing its part to focus the importance of clean energy generation and use; residents are too. Consumers are more likely to buy from brands that align with their values. That’s why Pogo Energy offers 100% clean energy. We know you want to do your part, and we want to do ours too. Pogo is committed to making the world better by providing clean, renewable energy to Dallas and all of Texas. We make it simple to sign up for electric service with our no credit check, no long term contract, no headache deal, to save money, and make it easy to feel good about your decision. It’s a win-win. When was the last time you got that from your energy company? The grass is literally greener on the Pogo Energy side.