POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Aug. 18, 2015

Cornyn fears Clean Power Plan will raise Texans' electric bills; PUC commissioner discusses load reduction during high heat; Googling your roof is now a thing

POV: Power Breakfast

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

  • President Obama’s climate change rule “translates into a job-killing regulatory regime that will disproportionately hurt Texas consumers when our energy needs are only increasing,” Texas Sen. John Cornyn writes in The Austin American-Statesman. “The president’s approach – massive, burdensome government mandates – is a recipe for higher energy prices, tighter budgets and fewer jobs in Texas. That’s simply unacceptable.”
  • “During Friday’s open meeting, Texas Public Utility Commissioner Kenneth Anderson noted that during the recent heat in Texas, the ERCOT market has seen a significant and repeated reduction of load once certain prices are hit,” Energy Choice Matters writes. Anderson said it was unclear was stemmed the reductions.
  • Googling your roof is becoming a thing. The company is testing a tool that will run calculations to determine if a homeowner’s roof is right for solar panels – and Google collects a referral fee from one of five installers once the system is in place. Project Sunroof is still in testing and available only in three cities, The San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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