Energy

The power grid in Texas will continue to be an issue until something REAL is done about it. 

Texas leads the nation in energy production. So, what’s the problem? Better yet, what’s the solution? 

As governor I will increase baseline and reserve power! We don’t have enough generation capacity to manage peak usage times and times when certain power generation isn’t available. We need back up power.

As governor I will recommission closed power plants and find other power generation solutions. Texas is the number two producer of lignite coal in the nation. We currently have coal plants that are lying dormant and unused. This must change so that we can rely on our coal.

I will solidify the grid and power transfer ability across the state. 

The problem is getting worse. Reliance on wind and solar is NOT the solution. Sometimes the winds don’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine. 

We must empower the free market when it comes to solutions. 

I support removing government barriers and direct subsidies to the production, reformulation, refining, and distribution of energy.  I’m not opposed to innovation – it’s exactly the opposite.  I love innovation, which is why I want the government to get out of its way.  Anyone who thinks that the free market isn’t innovating cleaner, better forms of energy in the most efficient manner possible is wrong. Let’s reward innovation. 

 I stand diametrically opposed to environmentalism that obstructs legitimate business interests and private property use – in other words, I’m against ideologically-driven idiocy. 

I trust the free market to come up with solutions to most of our problems.  Let’s let them do it.

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