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Wind Power Outproduces Coal in Texas

During the first half of 2019 wind power generated 22% of the state’s electrical usage while coal only generated 21%.

Texas passed an energy milestone recently with the news that through the first six months of 2019 wind produced more energy than coal in the state. A post at www.goodnewsnetwork.org summarized some of the key findings of a recent report published by the Electrical Reliability Council of Texas, which manages about 90% of the electrical flow in the state.  Said the post:

“During the first half of 2019 wind power generated 22% of the state’s electrical usage while coal only generated 21%. In addition to Texas being the largest producer and consumer of energy in the US, they have also been the largest consumer of coal. Back in 2003, coal fulfilled 40% of the state’s electrical needs. Wind, on the other hand, only generated 0.8%”

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