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Cost-Competitive Renewables Poised to Grow in Deregulated Texas Market

Texas offers an instructive case study for the growth of renewable energy. Most of the state’s electricity is delivered through the deregulated Electric Reliability Council of Texas market. The state has long since surpassed its mandated renewable portfolio standard, so market dynamics dictate the ongoing pace of renewables growth. Nonetheless, Texas is by far the country’s largest wind power generator and is slated to see major growth in solar capacity as well.

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Texas Customers Could Save $5.47 Billion With DERs, But Regulations Must Change

A study by Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance identified two ways distributed energy resources can reduce costs: act as non-wires alternatives to avoid investment in tranmission and distribution ($2.45 billion over ten years), and decrease peak energy costs in the wholesale market which is worth $3.01 billion.

Texas’ Power Price Spike and Designing Markets for a Carbon-Free Grid

Last week as Texas’ ERCOT grid reached its price cap of $9,000 per megawatt-hour and the price map on ERCOT’s website became a solid and deep red, many energy market wonks highlighted that this is a feature, not a failure, of the market.
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Bill Would Stop Texas Cities from Barring Solar Panels

The industry may be getting some traction to fight municipal restrictions after the Texas Senate passed a bill that would prevent cities from placing restrictions on solar panels.
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Debbie Dooley on the Conservative Case for Clean Energy

Georgia’s Debbie Dooley is a founding member of the Tea Party movement, as well as an advocate for renewable energy and president of Conservatives for Energy Freedom. In an interview with CEFF, Dooley discussed where alternative energy can fit into a conservative political philosophy, how to build bipartisan support for clean energy, and her vision for state and federal policy.

Texas Quick Data

Energy Efficiency:
Source: ACEEE
Score 7.00 / 8
Score 1.00 / 20
Score 3.00 / 10
Source: DSIRE
Energy Efficiency Programs:
156 Incentives and Policies
Solar Power:
Source: DSIRE
Renewable Energy Programs:
67 Incentives and Policies
Solar Energy Programs:
59 Incentives and Policies
Source: YPCCC

of people in Texas support funding research into renewable energy sources in 2018.

(-2 of the national average)
(est. 13,940,097 of 17,085,128 adults)

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