Texas could eliminate its carbon pollution in fewer than 30 years, and decarbonizing would actually strengthen the state’s economy, according to new research from energy scientists at The University of Texas at Austin.

The report warns that global markets are already casting a wary eye on goods and services that rely on fossil fuels. Those shifting consumer preferences could mean trouble for Texas, which built an economy larger than those of most countries on the strength of its oil and natural gas industries. Texas risks losing its economic footing unless it embraces new approaches to energy production, the report says.

Read the full press release
Read the team's op-ed in The Dallas Morning News

Report Materials


Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F

Research Partners

Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Energy Innovation
Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder
Vibrant Clean Energy


The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation
The Energy Foundation
The Meadows Foundation
The Catena Foundation