Graphic Shows What Percentage of Texas’ Energy Is Renewable

SourceNewsweek
SectorOil & Gas
CountryMiddle east

Texas generated the vast majority of its energy using fossil fuels in 2020, data from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) shows.It comes as millions of Texas residents have been left without power after a brutal winter storm swept through the country.The conditions led President Joe Biden to approve a state of emergency for Texas, as at least 24 people have been killed.For many, power will not be restored for days, Sylvester Turner, mayor of Houston, said on Wednesday.Power is slowly coming back online, however, with Governor Greg Abbott saying 1.2 million state residents have had electricity restored.The issues are multi-faceted, with no single power source to blame for the state-wide blackouts.The graphic below, provided by Statista, illustrates that 46 percent of Texas's energy was generated by natural gas in 2020, with coal producing a further 18 percent.Wind power accounted for 23 percent of the total share, while nuclear and solar produced 11 and 2 percent respectively.Statista All of these...read more...