In Grid Debate, New Info Doesn't Sway Opinions

Should Texas overhaul its wholesale electricity market? If so, how much might that cost?

A report made public on Friday has shed light on those questions amid an increasingly intense debate over the long-term reliability of the state’s electric grid — and the costs of improving it. Unsurprisingly, however, the analysis has not brought opponents any closer to agreement.

“It’s got a little something for everyone,” said Michael Webber, deputy director of the Energy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. “People with an ax to grind one way or the other can take what they want from ...

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