A federal rule to reduce power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions would likely damage efforts to reduce power costs in Texas, Public Utility Commission Executive Director Brian Lloyd told a legislative panel Monday.
“It is quite disheartening. Since we had the high [natural gas] prices in 2008 we’ve done this work to make energy more cost effective in the state. All that is under severe threat,” Lloyd said.
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