Jan. 16 — The 85th Legislature is underway in Austin, and lots of people are lobbying for their piece of the funding pie. The Railroad Commission, however, is a bit different than other agencies.
The commission regulates the state’s oil and gas, mining and pipeline activities and is in a financial crunch. It’s funded mostly by oil and gas activity, not the state, though lawmakers set the amount the RRC is allowed to spend.
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.