The Hill: The credible case for Texas and its clean energy solutions

Drew Nelson at the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation in Houston recently wrote in The Hill that Texas continues to be a leader in clean energy development and reducing greenhouse gases using market the power of the free market. What’s needed, Nelson argues, is not federal regulations but further liberalization of the market to remove barriers for competition.

As Nelson write: “Removing barriers to individuals and companies investing in DERs and opening opportunities to better participate in the market will spawn a revolution in battery storage, self-generation, demand response, and even electric vehicles while increasing resiliency. Policymakers should ensure these technologies achieve their promise by removing current barriers that discourage investments in DERs such as restrictive municipal ordinances, onerous processes for interconnection, and discriminatory retail rates.” Read the full commentary in The Hill.