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    Strategic Market

    A Capacity Market Report - IEEFA

    A Strategic Market - Tom "Smitty" Smith

    Texas Power Alternatives

    Public Citizen has developed several fact sheets on energy efficiency, renewable energy and combined heating and power (CHP) for use by cities working to develop alternatives to building more carbon intensive power generation plants.

    1. Coal Plants and the Wealth of Cities
    2. Building Codes and Energy Efficiency
    3. Renewable Energy
    4. Combined Heating and Power (CHP)
    5. Energy Efficiency and DFW 

    Renewable Energy Publications

    NetMetering Report:

    Texas Electric Providers NetMetering Policies

    This past summer, interns in Public Citizen‘s Texas office were busy calling utility companies (including rural electric cooperatives and municipally owned utilities) to find out what their policies were on net-metering. 

    WILDCATTING THE SUN:

    Solar Power's Job Creation Potential in Texas

    Texas environmental organizations released a study on February 2, 2009 on solar power's job creation and energy savings potential in Texas.

    STORAGE:

    An Essential Component for a Successful Renewable Energy Future

    An Energy Storage Standard for Texas Will Save Money and Stop Pollution

    WIND ECONOMICS IN TEXAS:

    A recent study put together by Public Citizen Texas consultants demonstrates that wind power provides the following benefits to Texans

    NOLAN COUNTY WIND CASE STUDY

    Nolan County, Texas has become a remarkable example of how quickly and effectively renewable energy development can revitalize rural America. Starting with a single wind project in 2001, this single county’s 2,500 MW now outpaces the total wind capacity of any other states and all but 5 countries. An assessment of benefits based on extensive field surveys reveals:

    Energy Efficiency Publications

    ENERGY EFFICIENCY MARKET TRANSFORMATION OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEXAS:

    A workshop jointly sponsored by Public Citizen, with the Texas Energy Efficiency Partnership, and the Electrical Utility Marketing Managers of Texas (EUMMOT), September 13, 2007

    THE POWER TO SAVE:

    An Alternative Path to Meet Electric Needs in Texas, A Report by Optimal Energy, January 2007

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