Texas governor pushes incentives for gas, coal, nuclear; Fines suggested for wind, solar

Five months after the mass power outages during February’s historic winter storm, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is directing several improvements be made to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which controls about 90% of the power flow in the state.

In a letter sent to the commission July 6, Abbott ordered the Public Utility Commission to take several immediate actions, including:

Streamline incentives within ERCOT to encourage development and maintenance of adequate and “reliable” sources…


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