To conserve is conservative. For far too long, conservatives have allowed energy issues to be championed by progressive liberals. Now is the time for conservatives to lead on energy policy, offer solutions that encourage innovation, stimulate economic development, and enhance the growth of clean energy sources.
A conservative energy policy will allow free markets to balance supply and demand, ensure reliable and competitively priced energy for the future, and create incentives for responsible stewardship of the nation’s resources and environment.
The emergence of cost-competitive renewable energy technologies presents conservatives with a great opportunity to reshape the energy economy along free-market lines. Numerous clean energy projects are already being built and owned by private companies, and if we continue to encourage competition and reduce burdensome government regulations, prices will drop, choices will increase, and rapid innovation will follow, to the benefit of all Texans.
The Texas clean energy sector has grown into a formidable economic engine and continues to attract billions of dollars in investment, stimulating innovation, creating new careers and good-paying local jobs, and protecting our natural resources.
Innovation and ingenuity will do more to accelerate clean energy development than government regulations. We prefer approaches that allow markets and the private sector, rather than government incentives and mandates, to foster more clean energy production.
Taking greater action to expand and accelerate the development of clean energy will help Texas continue to lead the nation in energy technology. Additionally, increased clean energy development will continue to grow the Texas economy, create more high paying jobs and improve the reliability of our electric energy grid.
Texans overwhelmingly support an “all of the above” energy strategy, which means lowering our heavy dependence on fossil fuels over time and increasing electricity generated from clean energy sources like natural gas, wind, solar, nuclear, and hydropower. The expanded use of clean energy in Texas will increase the number of energy choices for consumers, reduce the overall cost of energy for Texas families and businesses and lessen our dependence on foreign oil.
Texans also strongly believe in private property rights and support property owners’ ability to produce electricity on their own land as well as lease their land for renewable energy production. CTEI will help protect property rights while fighting for lower electricity rates, more consumer choice, energy competition, and a diversified, all-of-the-above energy portfolio.
We believe the energy industry is undergoing an unprecedented evolution—one that is shifting away from the traditional model of using fossil fuel generation managed by centralized monopoly utilities to a system that prioritizes the use of advanced emerging technologies, environmental sustainability, market competition, and customer choice to fuel the economy.
As this transition occurs, we work every day to encourage the development of a system that leverages the powerful forces of free markets over heavy-handed government mandates. We believe this market-based approach will lead to the most effective and efficient outcomes for consumers, the economy, and the environment.
Conservative Texans for Energy Innovation Foundation
Promoting clean energy with free market solutions that bring job creation & technology advancements
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c3newsmag.comHarvesting energy from space-based solar power could help the U.S. and the world meet its energy needs and climate goals.
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You are in your sheeps clothing and don’t think anyone can see through your disguise. Very sad.
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This is your MUST READ article for today. Great summary of the Texas version of the "Twilight Zone" by John Hart with C3 Solutions.
The state of Texas is poised to move the conservative climate conversation three steps back. By the end of the week, the Texas legislature may send a package to Governor Greg Abbott that plays into the hands of the radical degrowth left by pushing welfare for fossil fuels producers.
Contrary to what some in the legislature argue, Texas’s 2021 blackouts weren’t caused by an overreliance on wind and solar but by a failure to winterize natural gas facilities. The package likely to land on Governor Abbott’s desk isn’t designed to address that problem as much as it’s geared toward advantaging fossil fuels at the expense of not just renewable energy, but Texas consumers. The package includes a $9 billion taxpayer handout to gas and coal generators that will result in a 40-50% increase in the cost of wholesale power.
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