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Republicans Declare War on Texas' Renewable Energy Industry!

It's alarming and deeply concerning to witness the strategic undermining of the renewable energy industry in Texas by Republican senators, just as the legislative session is about to end. It is a blatant move to destabilize the progress that Texas, the leading producer of wind energy in the U.S., has made in the renewable energy sector over the years, largely due to subsidies and public support. The proposed amendments to the must-pass House Bill 1500 by Republicans, in particular Charles Schwertner, Phil King, and Lois Kolkhorst, are clearly designed to hobble the renewables sector. These amendments, imposing punitive conditions and spreading misinformation about renewable energy's environmental dangers, are nothing more than scare tactics. They are misleading, deeply flawed, and are a major step backwards in combating climate change. The irony here is that these attacks on renewables come despite the clear benefits these sources have over fossil fuels, as demonstrated by their resilience during the 2021 grid failure in Texas. The continuing reliance on fossil fuels, which has been shown to be less reliable during such critical times, is bewildering. Moreover, the fact that the Texas Public Policy Foundation, funded by oil and gas moguls, is leading the Republican Party in Texas in these efforts is a glaring testament to the unsavory influence of fossil fuel industry in the state's politics. These manipulative tactics, if successful, will not only make renewable energy more expensive to produce and stifle the construction of new facilities, but will also dangerously roll back the renewable energy industry's gains. The repercussions of such actions, amidst the growing concerns of man-made climate change impacting Texas, are profoundly alarming. This blatant prioritization of short-term political and financial gain over the long-term sustainability and resilience of our environment is a grave misstep.
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    • Priscilla Kabage

      47 w

      This is wrong

      • winnie nguru

        54 w

        Totally unacceptable

        • Annett Michuki..

          54 w

          this is unacceptable

          • Tabitha Kimani

            54 w

            I hope there is a way to navigate these irresponsible Republican leaders in Texas. They should not be allowed to hold the country to ransom.

            • Munene Mugambi

              54 w

              Now why would they do such a thing? Despicable

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