Looking for that cheapest loaf…

Looking for that cheapest loaf…

In 1999, then-state Sen. David Sibley, co-author of the Texas electric deregulation law, said this about his law: “If we don”t get consumers lower rates, then we have been a failure – I”ll be the first to say it.” But under Sibley”s...
Money for Renewable Energy

Money for Renewable Energy

Two Democratic lawmakers say they’ve come up with a nifty way to fund renewable energy projects in Texas. Take the money from funds administered by the governor. Senate Bill 542 would allocate money from the governor’s Texas Emerging Technology Fund not already...
Doegey questions findings of industry report

Doegey questions findings of industry report

CAPP Chairman Jay Doegey has issued the following statement about an industry-sponsored report issued this week by Waco economist Ray Perryman. “We agree with Mr. Perryman’s findings that Texans have paid more for electricity since the Legislature deregulated the...
Putting the hold on Streamlined Ratemaking

Putting the hold on Streamlined Ratemaking

A proposal to streamline the ratemaking process — described as an “emerging issue” in the most recent Scope of Competition report by the Texas Public Utility Commission — has been temporarily put on hold by the agency. Some lawmakers apparently don’t...
Delaying Electric Deregulation in Northeast Texas

Delaying Electric Deregulation in Northeast Texas

By staying out of deregulation, Longview residents save an average of 45 percent on their electricity bills, according to state Sen. Kevin Eltife. Speaking recently to Jimmy Isaac of the Longview News-Journal, the Tyler Republican said: “The consumers in East Texas...