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New wind record in Texas

Sunday’s output beats the previous wind generation record of 14,122 MW set on Nov. 17.

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Energy Saving Tips

Memorial Day Weekend: Sales Tax Holiday on Energy Efficiency Products


EnergyStarLogoAttention Texas shoppers: there’s good news this weekend for anyone in the market for an energy efficiency product.

The Texas Comptroller’s office has announced a sales tax holiday through May 25th on certain energy efficiency products. Those products that qualify will have an “Energy Star” logo affixed to them. The tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. (after midnight) on Saturday, May 23.

You can purchase any number of qualifying items under the sales tax holiday — and there’s also no requirement for an exemption certificate. Qualifying products include:

  • Air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less
  • Refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less
  • Ceiling fans
  • Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
  • Clothes washers
  • Dishwashers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Programmable thermostats with Energy Star label.

The Energy Star logo may appear on the appliance, the packaging or the Energy Guide label. The logo means the product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines, set by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Click here for more information.

New Video: How to shop for electricity in Texas


Are your electric bills gobbling up your checking account? Maybe it’s time to switch power companies.

And RechargeTexas.com is here to help.

As a special Thanksgiving treat, check out this new video to walk Texans through the electricity buying process.

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What is renewable energy?

Renewable energy is energy which is generated from natural resources that don’t get used up while producing energy, such as from wind and solar.