"You might say Texas has a running start in the race to slash carbon emissions in electricity generation, a pursuit spurred by last week's proposed Environmental Protection Agency regulations aimed at reducing greenhouse gases.
Already the No. 1 wind power state, Texas is on pace to increase wind capacity by close to 70 percent in just two years. Between that and the continued additions of natural gas-fired generation, several energy analysts say they expect the state to be able to meet the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed goal of cutting its rate of carbon dioxide emissions by 39 percent by the year 2030.
'It's a wind and gas future. Which means it's a Texas energy future,' said Jeff Clark, executive director of The Wind Coalition, an industry group."