Though Texas is the second largest state in size and population, it is the largest in electricity generation. And, according to recently released data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Texas is the national leader in electric sector decarbonization. In 2018, one-third of all coal power plant retirements nationwide were in Texas. At the same time, Texas led the nation in adding renewable power capacity, Fred Beach, from the University of Texas at Austin's Energy Institute, writes in the Dallas Morning News. Read more.