Should Texas End Wind Energy Subsidies?

Posted April 17, 2015 at 5:00am

The Dallas Morning News : “Texas is a wind energy juggernaut. So why would any lawmaker be so shortsighted as to kill a forward-looking state energy policy that has made Texas the nation’s wind energy epicenter? Yet, state Sen. Troy Fraser R-Horseshoe Bay, the lawmaker behind SB 931, is doing just that.”  

“The bill, now on its way to the House, would repeal the state’s Renewable Portfolio standard that requires utilities to produce increasing portions of their power from renewable energy sources such as the sun and the wind. Passage of Fraser’s measure would toss wind energy development into economic uncertainty and all but crater the state’s budding solar power industry.”