Dec. 1 — Nuclear and coal-fired power plants are fighting to stay in business across the country as they compete with rock-bottom natural gas prices and surging renewable energy. In Texas, some of the nation’s largest merchant power companies, struggling with the same economics, are pushing for changes to the state’s wholesale power market to boost their earnings.
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.