“On public display Tuesday in the Texas Senate chamber was a reminder of the main reason humans form governments. It is, scholars tell us, primarily for the pleasure of convening committee hearings at which we can watch well-heeled witnesses squirm.
Tuesday’s topic was the recent frigid front that caused rolling blackouts in Austin and elsewhere. Two Senate committees convened a joint hearing about what happened when it got chilly and the energy industry had trouble with the whole power-to-the-people thing.”
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.