A nearly daily round-up of stories for your consideration:
- The effort to store used nuclear fuel from reactors across Texas and possibly other states in Far West Texas’s Loving County could be part of the 2015 legislative session. The Associated Press reports that House Speaker Joe Straus instructed lawmakers to study the issue and present recommendations on state and federal action needed to permit a disposal or interim storage site in Texas.
- As the deadline approaches for Sharyland Utilities customers to select an electric provider, the Texas Public Utility Commission urges customers not to make a decision under pressure. In a Midland Reporter-Telegram article, TXU Energy recommends several factors to consider:
“Making a choice based only on advertised rates can leave customers exposed to increasing energy rates without advance notice, poor service and hidden fees. Customer complaints to the Texas Public Utility Commission and Better Business Bureau ratings, as well as 24-7 service, resources to help manage electricity spending and services to protect appliances and air conditioning units are other important factors to consider.”