Global Warming: What Should Texas Do?

Global Warming: What Should Texas Do?

April 01, 2007

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As Texas electricity prices have climbed alongside natural gas prices, how to achieve affordable yet reliable energy has become a highly debated topic. The market has responded to higher prices with plans for new coal-fired and nuclear generation facilities. As many as 19 new coal-fired plants have been under consideration. Perhaps the harshest critics of new coal-fired generation in Texas comes from those concerned about global warming. The number of bills filed in the Texas Legislature testifies to the heightened interest and debate.