Before You Blame EPA for Texas Electricity Supply Problems, Consider This…


When intense summer heat waves hit in Texas, electricity supply shortages seem to follow. While some Lonestar State policymakers are quick to point the finger at the EPA's new power plant emission rules as the reason behind the shortages, Professor David Spence finds that Texas's electricity supply woes have much more to do with the state's own need to incentivize gas-fired power plants than any sinister EPA regulatory specter.

Read more about Texas electricity supply constraints, as well as the long and winding history behind the new EPA rules, in "Before You Blame EPA for Texas Electricity Supply Problems, Consider This…" (.PDF download), the newest EMIC Energy Brief.


About The Author

Elayne Crain

Founder, Austin Sugarworks, LLC

Do you love sweets? If you answered yes, you already have one thing in the common with Austin Sugarworks founder Elayne Crain. If you said no, she’s...

Leave a comment

We want to hear from you! To keep discussions on-topic and constructive, comments are moderated for relevance and for abusive or profane language.
Login or register to post comments