People’s Hearing to Fix the Grid in Texas
Still angry about the winter storm? Should you be angry about the Texas government blocking your input while bailing out the big companies that cause the death of
Still angry about the winter storm? Should you be angry about the Texas government blocking your input while bailing out the big companies that cause the death of hundreds of Texans? (The answer is definitely yes!)The February winter storm killed hundreds of Texans. Now, state regulators at the Public Utility Commission (which oversees ERCOT and the Texas electric grid) are following Abbott and allowing the companies that caused our suffering to determine the solutions for “fixing” the electric grid.
We need state leaders to listen to everyday Texans and actually fix the electric grid – not to add more of the same old dirty fossil fuels that already froze.Since the PUC refuses to even try to carry out real public engagement, we are doing it for them! Please join us for our own community hearing, led by the people harmed by Winter Storm Uri, to speak out and record testimony to ensure the PUC hears everything people lived through during the blackouts and what people throughout the state need.
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Together we can organize to demonstrate massive statewide support for strengthening our energy grid without propping up climate disrupting fossil fuels.With your help, we can hold the Public Utility Commission accountable to the people of Texas, and help build a cleaner, safer, more reliable future for us all.Specifically, Texas should invest in programs that strengthen our grid and help people stay safer in their homes.
- Energy Efficiency Investments: Programs that help people install new AC, heaters, and insulation in their homes. These lower electric bills, keep people safe, and reduce our energy use.
- Renewable Energy like rooftop solar, and wind + battery storage: Renewable energy can be critical during a freeze. Whether in homes or in a field, these are low cost, non polluting options that increase the reliability of the grid.
- Energy Management Programs for Homes and Business: By offering customers incentives to reduce energy usage when supplies are tight, utilities can reduce costs for customers while ensuring that there is still enough energy to go around.
Register for the hearing and sign the petition at —> sc.org/FixTheGrid
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