Can wind and solar replace coal in Texas?

  title={Can wind and solar replace coal in Texas?},
  author={Richard K. Morse and Sarah Salvatore and Joanna H. Slusarewicz and Daniel S. Cohan},
  journal={Renewables: Wind, Water, and Solar},
Texas has seen a rapid decline in coal use in recent years, but still burns more coal and emits more carbon dioxide and sulfur dioxide than any other state. Coal’s share of power generation in the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) system that covers most of the state fell to 20 percent in 2019, while wind grew to 20 percent and solar to 2 percent. Here, we investigate the potential for new wind and solar projects already proposed in the ERCOT interconnection queue as of June 2020 to… 


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