Your help needed now to support renewable energy in Texas!

The Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) is making decisions this Friday and in the upcoming month that have far-reaching impacts on Texas, influencing such factors as the quality of the air our children breathe, Texas' contribution to climate change, which communities benefit from economic development (and which do not), and how vulnerable consumers statewide will continue to be on fossil fuel prices.

The decisions made will affect the amount of renewable energy development in
Texas for years to come. Make your voice heard by using the email form provided to tell the Commissioners you want clean renewable energy.

The PUC will be deciding how much transmission capacity (power lines) to build in order to bring wind energy generated in West Texas to more populated regions of the state that need the energy. We want to get 2,000 emails to the PUC Commissioners by Thursday asking them to act boldly in enabling much more renewable energy in
Texas. Specifically, the PUC needs to provide for sufficient transmission infrastructure to meet at least the 13,521 MW level of wind development recommended by PUC staff.

Using this much additional wind power in Texas will reduce smog-forming nitrogen oxides (NOx) and greenhouse gases each by more than 10% statewide, it will help create thousands of new jobs in clean energy, and reduce the cost of fossil fuels burned in power plants by more than $1.5 billion every year. The benefits to consumers associated with increased transmission capacity far exceed the costs. The reduced fuel costs alone greatly benefit all Texas electric consumers by lowering their electricity costs.

Please take a minute to the PUC know that most Texans are ready for government action to achieve these benefits. Help
Texas achieve its vast renewable energy potential and achieve a healthier environment by emailing the Commissioners and asking them to provide the regulatory framework necessary to develop non-wind renewable energy resources and the transmission infrastructure to support the 13,521 MW of wind energy development recommended by PUC staff.

Thank you for supporting renewable energy development in Texas!

March 24, 2018


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