Improving the ERCOT Grid Through a Reliability Requirement for Variable Generation

 As the Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUC) begins to propose reforms for the Texas electric grid and adopts a preliminary rule for weatherizing power plants, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Life:Powered initiative released a new research paper detailing the need for a “firming” requirement to ensure all generators contribute to the reliability needs of the Texas grid.  “Weatherization standards alone...

Press Release October 22, 2021

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Former Chief of U.S. Border Patrol Joins TPPF as Distinguished Senior Fellow for Border Security

Washington, D.C.—The Texas Public Policy Foundation, the nation’s largest and most influential state-based think tank, announced the addition of recently retired U.S. Border Patrol Chief Rodney Scott as Distinguished Senior Fellow for Border Security. The appointment of Mr. Scott to TPPF, where he will provide analysis and recommendations on both federal and state border security...

Press Release October 18, 2021

TPPF Congratulates CEO Kevin Roberts on Being Named President of the Heritage Foundation

Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation congratulated its CEO Kevin Roberts for being selected as The Heritage Foundation’s next president. Under Roberts’ leadership, TPPF has grown its influence in numerous policy issues not only within Texas but at the national level. Roberts successfully steered the organization through the past three legislative sessions, coming away with...

Press Release October 14, 2021

Former Lt. Gov. John Sanchez Joins Border Security Coalition

Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation announced a major new addition to its Border Security Coalition: former New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez. He joins a rapidly growing cast of state and national civic leaders, border security experts and activists working against human trafficking.   “Former New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez will bring to our coalition a wealth of valuable experience on the southwest border and a heart for advocacy...

Press Release October 13, 2021

Dr. Carol Swain Joins TPPF as Distinguished Senior Fellow for Constitutional Studies

Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation announced that Dr. Carol Swain, highly accomplished professor formerly at Vanderbilt University and Princeton University, has joined the Foundation as Distinguished Senior Fellow for Constitutional Studies. Swain has extensive experience in American politics, race relations, and immigration reform, having held political appointments in the Bush, Obama, and Trump administrations. In 2011, she founded the Be The People Project to educate Americans about conservative values and...

Press Release October 8, 2021

Reversing the Recovery: How President Biden’s “Build Back Better” Plan Raises Taxes, Kills Jobs and Punishes the Middle Class

Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation and the Committee to Unleash Prosperity released new research focusing on the most recent federal spending proposal (the “Build Back Better plan”), revealing the disastrous effects it would have on the American economy. Rather than allowing the economy to recover from the effects of Covid-19, the plan would crush the middle class...

Press Release October 6, 2021