Advanced Power Alliance President Jeff Clark today testified against Texas Senate Bill 624 at the state capitol in Austin, Texas. SB624 by Senator Lois Kolkhorst is an anti-private property rights bill that would put future renewable energy development at risk and, because of its retroactive permitting requirement, would place existing renewable energy projects at risk. This would threaten the financial health of rural communities and school districts.
The text of the bill is located here for review.
The onerous proposal would violate private property rights of Texans, and reduce the value of properties who are denied their ability to develop the energy resources on their land. The bill will drive up the cost of energy for every Texan, and would place every power purchase agreement (PPA) in place with corporate customers at risk.
A link to Clark’s testimony is here.