TEXAS: Don’t Pull the Plug on Renewable Energy in Texas!

Senate Bill 931, which has passed the Senate and is now in the State Affairs Committee of the House, would eliminate Texas’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and make the purchase of renewable energy credits (RECs) by utilities voluntary, pulling the financial rug out from under the entrepreneurs and investors who have made Texas #1 in […]

TEXAS: Wind Coalition Statement on Senate Passage of Texas Senate Bill 931

Earlier today, the Texas Senate passed Senate Bill 931 by Senator Troy Fraser.  The bill would end the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and would end the Texas Public Utility Commission’s discretionary authority under the Competitive Renewable Energy Zones (CREZ) program.  A link to the bill is available here. Jeff Clark, Executive Director of The Wind […]

Wind Power Creates 30,000 Texas Jobs, Generates $85 million in Taxes, Public Citizen Data Shows

Renewable Energy Boom Under Siege by State Legislators Austin, Texas – The boom in West Texas wind-powered electricity generation has delivered a major economic boost to the region, including creation of over 40 new businesses and 30,000 construction jobs in 57 West Texas counties since 2001, according to data collected by Public Citizen’s Texas office. […]

Wind Coalition Urges No Vote on Texas SB 931

Senate Bill 931 – Abandoning Texas Energy Investors Repeal of the Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) and CREZ Authority SB 931, which would repeal the RPS (Renewable Portfolio Standard) and eliminate the still-not-complete CREZ program, represents a massive step backward in Texas successful energy policies.  The bill harms investors who committed capital to Texas renewable generation […]

Kansas City Star Encourages Support for Kansas RPS

The Editorial Board of the Kansas City Star weighed in encouraging support for the Kansas RPS and for wind power development in the sate.  The RPS is growing the state’s domestic energy supply, growing the economy, lowering energy prices for consumers, and helping keep Kansas farmers and ranchers on the land.  The editorial board pointed […]