Clean energy overtaking coal in US energy market

Smart City Chirine Etezadzadeh

Renewable energy is on the rise in the United States. Image source: Shutterstock (#457369789).

Clean energy is on a meteoric rise in markets all over the US, but the state on the forefront of the shift is Texas due to 90 percent of the state being part of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which is a self-contained electricity market, and thus focuses on pricing first.

And because natural gas is inexpensive and renewable costs continue to fall as well, coal is slowly being pushed out of the Texas energy market. While in 2001, wind energy was responsible for below one percent of the state’s electricity, it is now prodiving more than 20 percent, and expected to overtake coal next year.

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