Conservatives Should Embrace Energy Facts Over Fiction

April 20, 2023 Josiah Neeley & Matt Welch The Texas energy grid may need a few precise improvements, but errant and unfounded advice isn’t going to help conservatives beat the top-down command and control left. The Wall Street Journal, for instance, recently published an editorial entitled “A Texas-Sized Energy Fiasco” which seeks to blame Texas’ […]

Texas Senate Energy Bill to Overhaul Power Grid Will Increase Costs for Ratepayers Across the State

Last week the Texas state Senate passed several pieces of legislation that aim to bolster grid security and reliability in Texas. Included in these bills is Senate Bill (SB) 6, which establishes the Texas Energy Insurance Program and authorizes the construction of a fleet of new natural gas-fired power plants that will be used only as a form of emergency generation capacity in times of blackouts or high demand. If adopted, these alleged reforms would abandon the principles of free enterprise that have made Texas a leader in energy innovation and providing low-cost energy to families and businesses.  

Texans are getting stuck with high electricity bills and we have no idea how high

July 16, 2022 OPINIONBy Matt Welch With such pain at the pump right now and our struggling economy, it has been easy to miss what is happening with Texas electricity prices, which, unfortunately, is even worse. While gasoline prices are about 60% higher than a year ago, retail electricity rates are up even more, about 70% […]

June 2022 Newsletter

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON Standing Up for the Free Market Over the course of the last 18 months, there have been concerted efforts to undermine the free-market structure of the Texas energy and electricity market.  Various actors with diverse motivations have been working in the regulatory and legislative arenas to whittle away at electric deregulation and […]


By Chris Matthews A BP joint venture is considering three utility-scale solar energy projects northwest of Victoria, Texas. The proposed projects would be developed on pieces of land in eastern DeWitt County, northwest of Victoria and east of Cuero, Texas, according to documents filed with the Texas comptroller’s office. The projects — Shaula Energy Project […]

Sen. Cornyn: Counter Russia with an all-of-the-above energy strategy in Texas and across America

High schoolers trading science experiments for making Molotov cocktails. Pediatric cancer patients huddled in basement bomb shelters. Architects, teachers and grandmothers taking up arms to protect their country’s freedom. This is the situation in Ukraine as Russia continues its invasion of this sovereign democracy in an attempt to rebuild the Soviet Union. The United States has taken action against Russian […]

2021 saw some big changes to Texas power grid after winter freeze

The work is far from over, but many changes came to Texas’ beleaguered power grid in 2021  following the deadly February freeze.  An exterior view of the ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) headquarters in Taylor, Texas, Wednesday, December 8, 2021. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News) (Tom Fox)  By Philip Jankowski  5:24 AM on Dec […]

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