Grid failure was a leadership failure
From our blog: Unfortunately, state officials still have not done all they should to make our grid reliable in the face of extreme weather events. Here are four things Texas officials should do to provide affordable, reliable power in the future.
Editorial: Resign, Craddick and Christian. Regulators misled about winter storm and failed to prevent another
Houston Chronicle: Christian and Craddick misled Texans about the causes of the deadly blackouts. They’ve failed to insist that gas suppliers make urgent investments to winterize facilities and equipment. As such, the commissioners have left us in danger of another grid disaster.
Op-Ed: Texas Legislature, add energy efficiency to winter storm reform
Houston Chronicle Op-Ed: Despite the horror of Winter Storm Uri, when many Texans froze to death of hypothermia in their own homes, the Legislature has not taken a full court press approach to preventing disaster in the future.
‘Collective amnesia’: Texas politicians knowingly blew 3 chances to fix the failing power grid
Houston Chronicle: In the wake of each power failure, or near-failure, over the past decade, Texas lawmakers have repeatedly stood at a fork in the road. In each instance, lawmakers left the state’s lightly regulated energy markets alone, choosing cheap electricity over a more stable system.
Texas power outages prompt legislation that experts say is too lax
Texas Tribune: Some say lawmakers should go further to ensure power plants can withstand increased weather due to climate change.
TCE Environmental Voter Resources
TCE Environmental Voter Resources Information on the Voting Process Key Elections to follow Important Dates remaining in the election process TCE Environmental Voter’s Pledge: To vote and ask others to vote; To make sure all votes are counted; To ensure a peaceful transition of power once all votes are counted fairly. Let’s begin with…Thanks! Thank […]
Opinion: Stop Fossil Fuel Industry from running US Climate Policy
Stop the revolving door — Americans don’t support fossil fuel industry leaders running climate policy
Corpus Christi Coalition Vies for Votes on Desalination
By: Trevier Gonzalez, 9:08 PM July 30, 2020 Local group vies for votes on desalination plant, delivers ‘thousands’ of signatures amid pandemic CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Though the Corpus Christi Seawater Desalination Project has been met with contention since it was introduced, an organization is pushing for its fate to be decided by voters via a […]
Let the People Vote! TCE and Allies Deliver Thousands of No Desal Petitions
TCE and Save the Bay for the Greater Good deliver thousands of petitions asking Corpus Christi Mayor and City Council to hold a public vote on the November ballot to determine whether or not the City can build desalination projects.