July 18, 2024

Texas Senate (TX Senate)

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Clean Energy Escapes Texas Legislature’s Wrath
With the 88th Texas Legislature’s regular session now over, the general consensus is that the clean energy industry fared better than recent gloomy predictions.
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Texas PUC Rejects SWEPCO Application for Renewables at Pirkey
Texas regulators rejected SWEPCO's application to build renewable generation resources at the site of a coal plant that ceased operations in March.
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Uncertain Future for Texas’ Renewables Industry
The Texas Legislature is working to pass bills to facilitate fossil fuel energy generation but limit renewable energy generation.
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Texas Legislature Moves Bills Remaking the ERCOT Market
Texas lawmakers have advanced several bills that favor new gas generation, threatening to upend the ERCOT market and punish renewable energy.
Texas Senate Lays out Changes to ERCOT Market
Texas lawmakers have laid out a legislative package that threatens the state’s renewable industry and provides generous incentives to thermal generation.
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Texas Lawmakers Push to Save Retiring Coal Plant
Texas politicians are making a last-ditch push to save a 37-year-old coal plant in East Texas that they say has another 22 years of useful life.
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Texas PUC Submits Reliability Plan to Legislature
The Texas PUC agreed to replace ERCOT’s energy-only market with a performance credit mechanism, sending the proposal to an uncertain fate in the legislature.
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Texas Petitions SCOTUS to Review ROFR Ruling
Texas is taking its defense of the state's ROFR law to the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the justices to review a 2022 ruling by the 5th Circuit.
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PUC, ERCOT Face More Heat from Texas Lawmakers
Texas lawmakers once again grilled the PUC and ERCOT over the commission's proposed market redesign.
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Texas Politicians Assert Themselves in PUC’s Market Redesign
Texas lawmakers say they are concerned the Public Utility Commission’s proposals don’t do enough to encourage investment in new gas-fired generation.

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