“New law would bring dramatic changes to the Texas electricity grid”
Coal plants would close. The electricity grid would shift radically to natural gas. And Texas’ already sizable wind power industry would have to more than double.
And lobbyists for industrial and manufacturing companies have been quick to warn Texas of the consequences if dire predictions about power prices come true.
“The industrial expansion on the Gulf Coast, the renaissance in the manufacturing sector and high tech in North Texas, that profile changes completely,” said Phillip Oldham, an attorney representing the Texas Association of Manufacturers.