Steven's Open Road

STEVEN DEWOLF

Founder
Wind Tex Energy, LP

“[You] are not the center of the world. There are people with so many different lives. Appreciate the differences and learn from them.”

INTERESTS:

Entrepreneurship Law

THEMES DISCUSSED:

Perseverance Fulfillment Self-Reflection Transitions Experience Values Education

FOUNDATION:

Learning / Being Challenged

BIOGRAPHY:

  • Born in France—his father’s military service meant that he grew up living all over the world.
  • After graduating high school, he attended the Naval Academy, but left only two years later because problems with his eyesight disqualified him from becoming a Navy pilot.
  • Received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Texas and later received an advanced law degree from the University of Cambridge in England.
  • To pursue his love of flying, he received his pilot's license and took up the hobby of flying vintage World War II-era planes.
  • In 2002, he got inspired to study wind farm development after writing an article for the Dallas Morning News on how we can limit our dependence on foreign oil.
  • Started Wind Tex Energy, a wind-farm development company that now produces five percent of the total wind energy produced in the entire state of Texas and wrote the first book on wind energy law.
  • He also went on to form his own law firm and write a novel.
  • Sadly, in 2018, shortly after the filming of this interview, Steven died tragically in a plane crash while flying his World War II-era T-6 Texan aircraft at Naval Air Station Kingsville in Texas.

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