Two months after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed slashing carbon dioxide emissions from the nation’s power plants, Texas officials are still scrambling to figure out how to respond.
Teams of lawyers have been hired to determine the impact on the state’s power utilities, natural gas producers, coal mines and solar and wind farm developers. EPA modeling suggests that by 2030 coal generation would be cut in half, to be replaced by new natural gas plants and a 150 percent increase in electricity generated from the sun and wind.
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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.