Austin Contributor Backwards on Electric Deregulation

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I was perusing an article from Carol Penny, a local contributor for the Austin American Statesman, and I couldn’t help but think one thing: at least the article was published under the “Opinion” category. Sheesh. Opinions don’t need factual support, so she has that going for her, I suppose…

Texas Electricity News and Links

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Here are a few interesting articles I’ve stumbled across today, none of which are worth an individual post. However, I figured I’d post them all here as a link dump for anyone interested in the topics. Enjoy: AEP AEP has been busy. While I don’t have any new updates from their case in Texas regarding […]

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

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Yes, I’m still writing blog posts about TCAP’s recent release of their “history” of deregulated electricity in Texas which they have been still pushing out heavily through PR channels the past couple weeks. I know I initially said I didn’t want to do a 10 part series on this topic, but I never said it […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]