Jason Plautz of E&E News reports on a Texas bill that will mandate natural gas generation.
- Fearful of another Winter Storm Uri, Texas state lawmakers are pitching a plan to mandate natural gas generation to avoid future blackouts.
- A lack of winterized grid infrastructure, not renewable energy generation, is the primary cause of blackouts and fatalities from Winter Storm Uri.
- And while natural gas is important, the government should allow markets, not mandates, to pick energy winners and losers.
- To prevent another Uri, Texas should embrace market competition and energy diversification while investing in grid infrastructure.
Read the full article here.