Texas Electricity, TCAP, and a Biased “History” – Part Three

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When I last left off on my critique of TCAP’s “history” of deregulated electricity in Texas, I was moving one by one through their “major findings” section of the document and giving my thoughts and raising questions about their facts and claims. I’m about half of the way through their findings, so without further ado Read More

Texas Electricity, TCAP, and a Biased “History” – Part Two

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Previously, I posted Part 1 of my look into TCAP’s (Texas Coalition for Affordable Power) history of deregulated electricity in the state of Texas, including a quick explanation of who TCAP is as an organization. To be honest, I could go page by page and pick apart much of what this “history” is claiming as Read More

Texas Electricity, TCAP, and a Biased “History” – Part One

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Most people probably haven’t heard of TCAP, the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power. Although, if you’ve read the TER Blog or visited the TER Facebook page with any regularity, you might have seen me comment about TCAP’s public relations face, Recharge Texas. So who is TCAP? TCAP is a membership group of local community politicians Read More

Money Saving Program for Houston Electricity and Dallas Electricity Customers

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The always informative Energy Choice Matters had an interesting article about a possible program for consumers in the Centerpoint and Oncor footprints to save money. Simple Energy (not to be mistaken with the recently purchased Simple Power), is a company that is trying to offer potential rewards for customers to save energy. The only catch Read More

PUC Hammers Texas Electricity Company

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The PUC (Public Utilities Commission) receives a lot of heat from Texans, oftentimes undeserved. One of the many responsibilities of the PUC is to act on behalf of Texans when it comes to making sure they aren’t being exploited by electricity companies. Now, when electric rates go up because people don’t read their terms of Read More

Tres Amigas Superstation Gets an Investor

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As I’ve written before, the Tres Amigas Superstation which is being to constructed to connect America’s 3 major electricity grids is a great project. Well, the project recently received a 12 million dollar investment by Matsui, a Japanese company. Matsui will take an equity stake in the Tres Amigas. This is great news because anything Read More

Texas Electricity, The Dallas Observer, and Yellow Journalism.

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To anyone familiar with the Dallas Observer, chances are that the title of this post might not surprise you. I saw this article bounce around the internet in several places before Christmas, and even though it is a week old I just can’t let it pass without pointing out some sensationalist tactics and poor research Read More

Texas Electricity, The Texas Observer, and Yellow Journalism.

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To anyone familiar with the Texas Observer, chances are that the title of this post might not surprise you. I saw this article bounce around the internet in several places before Christmas, and even though it is a week old I just can’t let it pass without pointing out some sensationalist tactics and poor research Read More

Texas Electricity: A Year In Review

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Texas electricity had a very busy year in 2011. There was a lot of different and important news stories from several unexpected angles that had an important impact on consumers and their electricity bills. And as far as years go, lots of the stories that started in 2011 could have a huge impact on 2012 Read More

Texas Electricity, AEP Texas and the Rules of Deregulation – Part 4

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What does AEP Stand to Gain and Who is Opposed? It is easy to understand why AEP is so determined to sell Texas electricity under the AEP brand name. As we have already examined in part 2 and part 3 of my series on this topic, their brand awareness is off the charts. They would Read More