Renewables Didn’t Cause the Blackout, but They Could Pay the Price


HB 4466 by Texas State Rep. Phil King is a misguided attempt to pin the costs of maintaining a reliable electric grid on wind and solar generators. Why is he attacking wind and solar when it was the natural gas power plants and natural gas supply chain that were primarily to blame for the blackouts?

The needs are different for each, but all electric generators rely on the services provided by the grid to make the system work. This isn’t unique to wind and solar.

Texans need solutions to keep our power on and our bills affordable. Wind and solar are the cheapest power sources available and are driving down prices. Why would we want to drive them out of the market?

The Texas House Committee on State Affairs will consider HB 4466 this week.

Email the committee members now to stop this attack on wind and solar.