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.

Thank you for the opportunity to testify today in support of SB 13. I am the policy director of Life:Powered, a project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) to raise America’s energy IQ. My career has spanned oil and gas, utility-scale bat- teries, financial research, and now energy policy, so the subject of this bill is of great personal interest to me. I am honored to have the chance to testify for this bill.

Testimony Before the Senate Natural Resources & Economic Development Committee