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Strategic Market

A Capacity Market Report - IEEFA

A Strategic Market - Tom "Smitty" Smith

Texas Power Alternatives

Public Citizen has developed several fact sheets on energy efficiency, renewable energy and combined heating and power (CHP) for use by cities working to develop alternatives to building more carbon intensive power generation plants.

  1. Coal Plants and the Wealth of Cities
  2. Building Codes and Energy Efficiency
  3. Renewable Energy
  4. Combined Heating and Power (CHP)
  5. Energy Efficiency and DFW

 

Energy Efficiency Links

Energy Efficiency Market Transformation Opportunities for Texas:

A workshop jointly sponsored by Public Citizen, with the Texas Energy Efficiency Partnership, and the Electrical Utility Marketing Managers of Texas (EUMMOT), September 13, 2007

ACEEE Report: 

Potential for Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, and Onsite Renewable Energy to Meet Texas's Growing Electricity Needs, March 2007

The Power to Save:

An Alternative Path to Meet Electric Needs in Texas, A Report by Optimal Energy, January 2007

A Case for Alternatives

Public Citizen has developed several factsheets on Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy and CHP for use by cities working to develop alternatives to building more carbon intensive power generation plants.

 

The Big Game Goes Green

Most of us, when watching "the big game" do not really stop to think about the enormous amount of energy it takes to power such an event. This year, the Super Bowl, as well as the parties and events surrounding it, are going to use about 18 megawatts of energy, enough to power about 12,000 […]

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Sunday, February 02, 2014 10:00:38 AM
 

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) ranks Texas 33nd for programs to promote energy efficiency

A new report by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) has Texas ranked 33nd in the nation for programs to promote energy efficiency. This unimpressive ranking shows Texas has a wasteful reliance on fossil fuels which contribute to air pollution and global warming and cost Texas families and businesses more and more […]

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013 2:54:15 PM
 

CPS Energy Must Meet Demands Before Raising Rates

SAN ANTONIO – The newly formed Re-Energize San Antonio Coalition called on CPS Energy to meet a set of conditions before following through with an October rate hike. Describing the hike as an increase that will "unfairly burden residential taxpayers," coalition members called on CPS to take steps to reduce pollution, waste and costs for […]

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:54:06 AM
 

San Antonio coalition demands CPS action

The newly formed Re-Energize San Antonio Coalition put its opposition to CPS's proposed rate hike on the record during a Sept. 9 citizen's input meeting. Coalition representatives presented the utility with a plan of action that they want addressed before an increase goes into effect. Here's the petition. PETITION FOR CPS ACTIONS PRIOR TO PROPOSED […]

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 11:49:15 AM
 

Public Citizen's Legislative Wrap-Up: Where We Made Progress & Avoided Backsliding

With the regular session behind us and energy and environmental issues not likely to find a place in the special session, it's a good time to look at what we accomplished. Our wins came in two forms – bills that passed that will actually improve policy in Texas and bills that didn't pass that would […]

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Monday, June 17, 2013 2:53:05 PM