Texas Energy Development Plan



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Texas Energy Advisory Council


The Texas Energy Development Act of 1977 creates the Energy Development Fund "to support research in and development of solar, geothermal, lignite, biomass, wind, conservation and other alternative abundant energy resource technologies." The Act requires that a plan be promulgated for purposes of administering the fund. The Plan developed for purposes of the Act consists of two volumes. The first volume provides an overview of the outlook to the year 2000 from conventional sources of energy in Texas, primarily oil and gas, and further, describes the prospects from developing energy technologies. Legal, technological, economic and institutional problems impeding the development of each of the developing technologies are identified, and the rationale for project solicitation implied this overview is described.


50 pages; available for download at the link below.


energy, energy conservation