Almost a decade ago, Texas surprised everyone by surpassing the king of wind, California. Texas now has over 18,000 megawatts of wind power installed, compared to just 6,100 megawatts or so for California, coming from behind and quickly tripling California’s installed capacity. Could this same story unfold for solar power in the coming decade?
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.