POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for May 21, 2015

Inside Texas' summer supply, demand forecast; Renewable energy goal may stall, analyst says; GOP aims to overhaul EPA scientific advisory process


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • “We’re expecting less than normal demand for generation and our supplies should easily meet those demands,” the Electric Reliability Council of Texas’ meteorologist told KTRK Houston News of this summer’s forecast.
  • Texans will pay an average of $300 more per year on their electric bills to fund power lines connecting West Texas wind farms to customers in central and Texas, according to Watchdog.org. The Senate passed SB 931 to curb the project and relieve ratepayers, but the measure has stalled in the House.
  • “Senate Republicans charged Wednesday that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relies too heavily on politics in its regulations and not enough on science,” The Hill writes. Legislation that would overhaul membership and operation of the EPA’s scientific advisory boards was heard before the Environment and Public Works Committee subpanel.
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