Blake Hanson of Fox4 reports on a Texas bill that is aiming to address reliability concerns of the grid.
- Lawmakers in Texas are considering legislation that would authorize the construction of 10,000 MW worth of thermal energy generation that will only be used in the event of emergencies.
- The building of these new power plants will cost consumers billions of dollars and distort the market to favor traditional energy sources over renewable power.
- Renewable energy provides countless economic benefits to rural communities in Texas.
- Importantly, these upgrades will fail to address the root cause of unreliability in Texas’ power market, which includes outdated infrastructure.
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