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ERCOT sees Texas wind, solar surge as coal plants retire

The US government's Clean Power Plan curbing CO2 emissions could force closure of at least six or seven large coal-fired generation plants within the main Texas power grid, where as much as 23GW of new solar and wind capacity may be needed through 2030 to help replace lost capacity and meet future demand growth, according to a new analysis.