Controlling energy costs and managing the environmental impact of power generation are critical issues in every state in the nation. In Texas, there is no doubt that the debate about power supply has been taken to the next level. Thanks to the oil wells in the state, conversations about energy management have taken place early, often, and vigorously in communities around the state.The results of Texas’s many conversations about energy are certainly of interest to anyone moving into the area. The environment for energy management is very different here than in other parts of the country, from broad level policy to what happens when you turn on the electricity.Electricity in Texas is a deregulated industry, and so you will find that you have multiple power supply choices when you move to a new town. You also have the opportunity to have your home energy needs met not by traditional power, but by alternative energy.Texas is a national leader in alternative energy plans and usage. Designed to minimize environmental impact and control energy costs, Texas has pursued solar, wind, and biomass energy generation technologies for years. In fact, Texas is home to the world’s largest wind farm, the Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center. You will also find that Texas is a leading developer of biomass technologies and has an abundance of solar energy panels installed.Thus, if you are concerns about controlling energy costs and making smart environmental choices when it comes to your power supply, you are going to feel very welcome in Texas. Though the state may not have the same perceived environmental consciousness about energy that California or Washington state muster, there is no denying that millions of Texans are very committed to green energy and low cost power supply solutions.