Texas will get more electricity from solar and wind power than natural gas next year, EIA projects

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Texas will get the largest share of its electricity next year from solar and wind power, the U.S. Energy Information Administration projected in a short-term energy outlook report released Tuesday. Yes, Texas.

Overall, the U.S. is forecast to generate 16 percent of its electricity from wind and solar power in 2023, up from 14 percent in 2022, while natural gas generation will fall to 37 percent, from 39 percent this year, the EIA said.

Texas, meanwhile, “is likely to experience the largest shift in generation mix in 2023,” the EIA said, with natural gas falling to 36 percent, from 42 percent this year — and solar and wind power rising to 37 percent, from 30 percent in 2022. EIA administrator Joe DeCarolis shared the chart.

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