Spreading wind development across Texas will mean having wind energy available during a greater part of the day because wind picks up earlier in the evening near the coast. That was part of the plan when the wind boom kicked off in Texas, said Tom “Smitty” Smith, director of Public Citizen’s Texas office.
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.