Join us for a webinar on Tuesday at 3 PM to examine HB 17, which will be heard in the House State Affairs committee on Thursday. The bill preempts cities from banning gas-hookups in new buildings or even encouraging electrification.
As I wrote in the Dallas Morning News, HB 17 will "make the state less secure from future blackouts...It has nothing to do with electric reliability and everything to do with a monopoly utility attempting to gain more state mandated profits." The bill is also bad for public health and the environment.
Our webinar will examine gas' role in the blackouts, how electrification of buildings improves reliability and saves consumers money, and how the language of HB 17 is an overreach that would prevent cities from even educating the public about alternatives to gas. I'll be joined by:
Amar Shah, Manager, Carbon-Free Buildings, RMI
Adrian Shelley, Texas Director, Public Citizen
Caroline Spears, Executive Director, Climate Cabinet
RSVP here and we'll send you the Zoom login information soon.