The Texas Coalition for Affordable Power also is opposing any such changes.
The power companies argue in favor of the free market when prices are high, he said, but they want government intervention when their profits are depressed, said Chris Brewster, an attorney for the coalition, in a recent interview.
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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.