More Than $71M Spent on Green Energy Lobbyists in Texas

After Texas experienced drastic weather this spring, a heated debate has erupted about energy consumption and production.

New data from Transparency USA, examining green energy and the green energy lobby in Texas, finds that the green energy industry has spent over $71 million lobbying Austin lawmakers since 2015.

Energy networks across the state weren’t ready for the task when the state saw record snowfall and freezing temperatures in February, with winter storms rolling in with record amounts of ice and snow. 

After millions of Texans lost power as a result of the storms, many lawmakers and elected officials immediately started speculating who was at fault, and the governor urged lawmakers to address power-related issues by the end of the year.

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