Texas Agency Sinks Bid For Solar, Geothermal Energy Rules

Law360, Los Angeles (October 26, 2012, 6:13 PM EDT) -- The Texas Public Utility Commission has rejected a request to enact rules boosting state requirements for solar and geothermal energy generation, a coalition of environmental advocates announced Friday, saying the commission denied their petition the same day it doubled wholesale price caps for electricity.

In a meeting of the three-member commission Thursday, the PUC denied a request filed in September by Sierra Club, Public Citizen, BlueGreen Apollo Alliance and other environmental groups asking it to adopt rules to implement a 2005 state clean energy law —...
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