Donna Nelson, chairman of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, says a newly minted consultant’s report on the state’s electrical power generation needs “confirms that we are moving in the right direction.”

Maybe, if what you mean by the right direction is that when you want to go from Fort Worth to El Paso you head west. It’s still a long, long trip.

But the report from The Brattle Group, a Massachusetts-based power industry consulting firm hired by the Electrical Reliability Council of Texas, says flatly that the PUC can’t get to where it wants to go.

Find the full article at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.