Oct. 16 — The state of Texas is the biggest producer of wind power in the U.S. But at the end of 2019, federal subsidies for renewable wind energy will expire. This has led to a wind rush, of sorts. Kristian Hérnandez is a Texan and the 2017 American University Fellow at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C.
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.