Now it appears the tentacles of the Texas Railroad Commission are reaching out to strong arm Texas municipalities in the form of higher natural gas prices by changing the rules for any city’s participation in gas utility rate cases. This action was taken in spite of the efforts of the Texas Legislature.
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Is a policy analyst consultant for TCAP, a coalition of political subdivisions in Texas that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because energy costs are typically a significant budget item to our members, TCAP is consistently looking for ways to save our members money, through cost-saving contracts, energy efficiency or demand response programs.