Texas Legislative Session Roundup

Posted by Webinar on Jun 8, 2023 8:08:18 PM

Recorded on June 8, 2023

The 88th Texas Legislative Session featured a clash of two forces struggling to influence the future of Texas energy, with one side looking to reverse the Texas energy miracle – characterized by the rapid development of large-scale wind and solar power generation – and the other side staunchly defending the competitive market, a hallmark of the state's energy system.

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Topics: Webinar, Texas

Interconnection: Why It's Broken & How to Fix It

Posted by Webinar on May 25, 2023 3:15:50 PM

Recorded on May 25, 2023

Interconnection is emerging as one of the biggest barriers to getting new advanced energy resources connected to the electric grid. Ballooning costs, extended timelines, and general lack of process efficiency are affecting project economics and even forcing advanced energy resources out of the queue before they begin construction.

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Topics: Wholesale Markets, Webinar

Investing in Policy: A Conversation with Clean Energy Leaders

Posted by Webinar on May 18, 2023 3:33:04 PM

Recorded on May 18, 2023

Passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and the Inflation Reduction Act create new levels of demand for advanced energy and clean transportation, creating no shortage of places to invest capital. Yet, the policies and politics driving advanced energy markets remain tenuous and require industry engagement and political pressure to ensure markets enable clean energy to flourish and to allow the industry to fully realize the potential of recent federal legislation.

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Topics: Federal Policy, Webinar, Manufacturing and Infrastructure

IRA Opportunities and Obstacles - State Perspectives

Posted by Webinar on Dec 6, 2022 4:31:53 PM

Recorded on December 6, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) includes nearly $370 billion in federal incentives – an historic sum to accelerate the deployment of clean energy, electrify transportation, and make homes and buildings more efficient and less reliant on fossil fuels. Whether it succeeds, however, depends on what happens at the state level.

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Topics: State Policy, Federal Policy, Webinar, Manufacturing, Manufacturing and Infrastructure, Leah Rubin Shen

Averting Disaster: How to Future Proof the Texas Grid with DERs

Posted by Webinar on Oct 5, 2022 6:16:25 PM

Recorded on October 5, 2022

Between winter storms and summertime heat, the Texas power grid has been under stress. Distributed energy resources (DERs) – rooftop solar and energy-storing batteries, smart home appliances, electric vehicles, microgrids, energy efficiency measures – can help Texas respond to emergencies like natural disasters.

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Topics: State Policy, Wholesale Markets, Webinar, Texas Advanced Energy Business Alliance, Caitlin Marquis