Leading the nation in new renewable energy capacity, Texas leads the competition and is expected to continue as the leader.

The state had 7,352 megawatts of new wind, solar and energy storage projects come online during 2021, according to a recent report by the American Clean Power Association. In comparison, California as the runner-up brought 2,697 megawatts online.

Texas is also the leader when ranking the states on how much wind, solar and storage they have under construction or in advanced development: Texas has 19,918 megawatts, followed by California with 13,663 megawatts.

Texas can claim to be the renewable energy capital of the U.S., despite also being the fossil fuel capital.

The state’s rise as a renewable energy leader may be attributed mostly to the low costs of renewable energy.

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