The power grid of the future, as laid out by the White House in a historic proposal to cut carbon emissions last year, will look very different from today’s. By 2030, half of Texas’ coal-fired plants will be closed, traded in for wind turbines, solar panels and natural gas-fired plants if all goes to plan.
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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.