Texas markets itself as a business friendly state that’s weathered the economic slowdown.
But as NPR’s StateImpact asks, what could rolling blackouts or energy demand woes do to the state’s reputation?
The Public Utility Commission voted today to raise the wholesale electricity cap this summer and over the next few years to spur to build more power plants.
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Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.