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Hunt Energy Network CEO: Here’s why I am optimistic about Texas’ energy future

Pat Wood III explains in The Dallas Morning News why he is optimistic about Texas’ energy future.

The C3 Take
  • Texas’ market-driven “all of the above” energy strategy is benefiting consumers and the environment.
  • The state has coupled its nation-leading clean energy generation with firm generators to keep lights on during times of extreme heat and peak demand.
  • To further improve grid reliability, the legislature must provide straightforward technology-neutral pathways to unleash innovation.

“But I also believe we will always need some controllable fossil fuel-fired power plants in the mix, even if they run less often than they do today. It is great that our power is cleaner and cheaper than ever, but reliability must come first: You can’t see whether your power is green or not if you’re sitting in the dark.”

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