Brent Bennett, PhD, is the policy director for Life:Powered, an initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation that reframes the national discussion on energy and the environment.

The Life:Powered team and the Texas Public Policy Foundation appreciate this committee’s work to dissect the causes of last month’s tragedy and to find appropriate solutions. We support SB 1278 and want to emphasize a couple of reasons why the firming requirement proposed in this bill is a critical piece of the solution set for ensuring this does not happen again.

Before the Texas Senate Business & Commerce Committee