By Morgan O'Hanlon
“Even with ratepayer assistance, Adrian Shelley, director of Public Citizen’s Texas Office, said he still thinks the state’s top lawmakers are missing the point.
‘Directly giving people financial assistance is a great approach, but there were other things that could have been done in context of Senate Bill 3 [the Legislature’s omnibus electricity bill] and the other recovery bills,’ Shelley said. ‘There were all these demand-side strategies that would have led to investment directly in people. … There really wasn’t a sincere conversation about those.'”