Aug 17

Texas Electricity Generation by Primary Energy Source in Megawatthours – 1990 Through 2010

Texas electricity is increasingly being sourced by cleaner energy sources.  The data below is from the U.S. Energy Information Agency.

1990 2010 Percentage Share
Total Electric Industry 1990 2010
    Coal 120,921,396 150,172,832 42.9 36.5
    Petroleum 1,827,803 708,481 0.6 0.2
    Natural Gas 136,234,325 186,882,238 48.4 45.4
    Other Gases 2,997,509 3,290,570 1.1 0.8
    Nuclear 15,859,258 41,335,248 5.6 10.0
    Hydroelectric 1,793,625 1,261,832 0.6 0.3
    Wind & Other Renewables 1,436,988 27,704,828 0.5 6.7
    Other 488,731 339,017 0.2 0.1

EIA Data