Energy & Environment

ERCOT Hires Interim CEO And President As Major Grid Reforms Stall In Legislature

Posted on · ERCOT doesn’t have the power to mandate major changes. That’s the job of the Public Utility Commission (PUC), which oversees ERCOT and regulates the grid, as well as the Railroad Commission, which regulates the natural gas sector. The Texas legislature oversees all of the organizations, and its efforts to mandate weatherization have stalled.

Energy & Environment

Electricity Repricing Bill Hits Wall In Texas House, Marking First Major Schism With Senate This Session

Posted on · Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said the House "stood for big business" after Speaker Dade Phelan signaled skepticism about reversing billions of dollars in charges for wholesale electricity during last month’s winter storm.

Immigration

After Texas Freeze, Immigrants Play Critical Role In Repairing Tens Of Thousands Of Homes

Posted on · Two weeks after the devastating winter freeze, Texans are facing tens of thousands of home repairs, and many still don't have running water. Immigrants will play an outsized role in helping families get their houses back in order, while also dealing with destruction in their own communities.