To get to zero by 2050, Texas must cut climate pollution by
32.4 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent a year.

Emissions in Texas

Million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) emissions

Note: Grey area indicates missing data due to processing delays.

This is how we're going to do it.


Texas's climate pollution, by source
🏭 Other: 47%🔌 Power: 22%🚗 Transport: 27%🏠 Buildings: 3%

    Decarbonize Our Buildings

    🏭 Other: 47%🔌 Power: 22%🚗 Transport: 27%🏠 Buildings: 3%

    3% of Texas's climate pollution comes from buildings.

    We burn fossil fuels to heat our air, water, and food.

    To cut this pollution...

    Let's electrify our heat!

    We'll replace...

    ...in all of Texas's 10.7 million buildings.

    In fact, 57% of buildings in Texas are already fossil fuel free!

    That means we only need to electrify the remaining 4.6 million dirty buildings in Texas. That's around 167,000 per year.

    Percent of Buildings electrifiedA chart showing the share of Buildings that have already been electrified and still based in fossil fuel.56.66% have been electrified, and the remaining 43.34% are fossil fuel based.Buildings ElectrifiedNot yet

    Electrifying all buildings cuts 3% of the pollution.

    🏭 Other: 47%🔌 Power: 22%🚗 Transport: 27%🏠 Buildings: 3%

    Decarbonize Our Transport

    🏭 Other: 47%🔌 Power: 22%🚗 Transport: 27%🏠 Buildings: 3%

    27% of Texas's pollution comes from cars, trucks, trains, and planes.

    But mostly from cars.

    To cut this pollution,

    your next car must be electric.

    Or consider going car-free with public transit, bikes/e-bikes, car share, or other alternatives!

    There are 8.1 million vehicles in Texas and 52,000 are already electric (0.6% of the total).

    We need to electrify (or replace) the remaining 8.0 million gas-powered vehicles. That's around 289,000 a year.

    Percent of Vehicles electrifiedA chart showing the share of Vehicles that have already been electrified and still based in fossil fuel.0.6% have been electrified, and the remaining 99.4% are fossil fuel based.Vehicles ElectrifiedNot yet

    Electrifying all transportation cuts 27% of the pollution.

    🏭 Other: 47%🔌 Power: 22%🚗 Transport: 27%🏠 Buildings: 3%

    Decarbonize Our Power

    🏭 Other: 47%🔌 Power: 22%🚗 Transport: 27%🏠 Buildings: 3%

    22% of Texas's pollution comes from burning coal, gas, and oil to make power.

    Dirty power plant

    To cut this pollution...

    Put solar panels on your roof!

    Then, we'll replace all fossil fuel power plants with solar and wind farms.

    We need to replace dirty power plants with clean ones (mostly wind and solar)

    ...and find good jobs for those workers.

    Current Fossil Fuel Power Plants in Texas

    16 coal plants

    Name: W A Parish
County: Fort Bend
Megawatt Capacity: 4,008
Utility: NRG Texas Power LLC

    W A Parish
    Fort Bend County
    4,008 MW

    Name: Oak Grove
County: Robertson
Megawatt Capacity: 3,397
Utility: Luminant Generation Company LLC

    Oak Grove
    Robertson County
    3,397 MW

    Name: Martin Lake
County: Rusk
Megawatt Capacity: 3,180
Utility: Luminant Generation Company LLC

    Martin Lake
    Rusk County
    3,180 MW

    Name: Limestone
County: Limestone
Megawatt Capacity: 1,850
Utility: NRG Texas Power LLC

    Limestone
    Limestone County
    1,850 MW

    ...and 12 more

    159 gas plants

    Name: Cedar Bayou
County: Chambers
Megawatt Capacity: 2,295
Utility: NRG Texas Power LLC

    Cedar Bayou
    Chambers County
    2,295 MW

    Name: Morgan Creek
County: Mitchell
Megawatt Capacity: 2,164
Utility: Luminant Generation Company LLC

    Morgan Creek
    Mitchell County
    2,164 MW

    Name: Sabine
County: Orange
Megawatt Capacity: 2,051
Utility: Entergy Texas Inc.

    Sabine
    Orange County
    2,051 MW

    Name: Forney Power Plant
County: Kaufman
Megawatt Capacity: 1,894
Utility: LaFrontera Holdings LLC

    Forney Power Plant
    Kaufman County
    1,894 MW

    ...and 155 more

    6 oil plants

    Name: Valero Refinery Corpus Christi West
County: Nueces
Megawatt Capacity: 77
Utility: Valero Refining Co

    Valero Refinery Corpus Christi West
    Nueces County
    77 MW

    Name: State Farm Insur Support Center Central
County: Dallas
Megawatt Capacity: 11
Utility: State Farm Mutual Auto Ins Co

    State Farm Insur Support Center Central
    Dallas County
    11 MW

    Name: Seadrift Coke LP
County: Calhoun
Megawatt Capacity: 8
Utility: Seadrift Coke L P

    Seadrift Coke LP
    Calhoun County
    8 MW

    Name: Works 4
County: Wichita
Megawatt Capacity: 6
Utility: Vitro Architectural Glass

    Works 4
    Wichita County
    6 MW

    Name: PRSI FCC Generator
County: Harris
Megawatt Capacity: 5
Utility: Pasadena Refining System Inc

    PRSI FCC Generator
    Harris County
    5 MW

    Name: Tenet Hospital
County: El Paso
Megawatt Capacity: 4
Utility: Tenet Hospital Ltd

    Tenet Hospital
    El Paso County
    4 MW

    But wait!

    It's not enough to replace our power plants with wind and solar farms.

    To power our electric cars and buildings, we need two times the electricity we have today.

    In all, we'll need to build 29,000 Megawatts of wind power and 35,000 Megawatts of solar power.

    Since Texas already has 11,000 Megawatts of wind and 2,000 Megawatts of solar, that's 33,000 Megawatts of wind power we need to build and 33,000 Megawatts of solar power. That's around 614 Megawatts of wind power and 1,000 Megawatts of solar power a year.

    Percent of needed targetGeneration builtA chart showing the share of Solar and Wind capacity that has already been installed and rest to be installed. We are 25% of the way to what we need to be carbon neutral by 2050.MWs of targetGeneration Built

    Decarbonizing all dirty power cuts 22% of the pollution.

    And gives us zero-emissions power we need to eliminate pollution from buildings and cars!

    🏭 Other: 47%🔌 Power: 22%🚗 Transport: 27%🏠 Buildings: 3%

    Other Emissions

    🏭 Other: 47%🔌 Power: 22%🚗 Transport: 27%🏠 Buildings: 3%

    The last 47% of Texas's climate pollution comes from other sources...

    This includes farming, landfills, industry, and leaks from gas pipelines.

    There's no one solution to solve these problems, but there are lots of great ideas:

    • No-till farming to keep CO2 in the soil
    • Capturing methane leaks from landfills
    • Capturing CO2 to make emissions-free concrete
    • Burning green hydrogen to make emissions-free steel
    • Plugging methane leaks from gas pipelines

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