Solar and wind input is setting records, but the state’s inefficient grid is unable to handle the full load it could deliver in the ongoing heat wave.
Conservative lawmakers, an oil investor and other activists did all they could to stop a wind project in rural Texas, even as the state has increasingly embraced renewable energy.
The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s latest PR blitz is the kind of thing you’d expect to see from a seedy advocacy group, not a would-be policy braintrust.
Renewables and carbon capture may be first on the chopping block.
The move is a win for consumer and environmental groups that said the fee would dim solar’s prospects in El Paso.
Scare-mongering claims about Texas' electric grid capacity haven't yet played out, despite record-setting winds.