Beto O'Rourke: Oil Industry Will Be Replaced by Wind Power
NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep asked if O’Rourke supports the oil industry in his state, which provides the state with incredible prosperity, according to the state’s 2019 State of Energy Report that shows 2018 oil production in Texas totaled a record 1.54 billion barrels (bbl) in 2018, surpassing a previous record of 1.28 billion bbl set in 1973, Forbes magazine reported.
O’Rourke said oil will be replaced by wind power.
“My state’s big industry is going to have to transition into its other big industry,” O’Rourke said. “We generate more wind power than any other state in the union.” He went on:
As we free ourselves from that dependence on fossil fuels, we’re going to see more of my fellow Texans and fellow Americans transition into renewable energy jobs —high demand, high skill occupations – and I think it’s really important that we invest in the training to make sure that we have the skilled workforce that’s ready to take on this global challenge
“Are you not going to tell anyone in America — you just need to live in a smaller house; it needs to be closer to work and therefore it’s going to have to be smaller,” Inskeep said. “You might want to think about having your third kid.”
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