“More electricity in Texas was generated from wind power than coal last year, another sign of the rapid emergence of renewable energy in the state.
Since 2015, the amount of wind-generated electricity has more than doubled in Texas, and last year 23 percent of the state’s power came from wind turbines.
About 18 percent of electricity generated in 2020 came from coal, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas reports.
Five years ago, wind contributed less than 12 percent of the state’s power, while 28 percent of electricity generated in 2015 came from coal.
Solar power made up just over 2 percent of the total electricity generated in the state last year, but adoption of solar has increased exponentially in Texas. Five years ago, solar contributed .001 percent of the state’s electricity…”