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 760. I am the policy director of Life:Powered, an initiative of the Texas Public Policy Foundation to raise America’s energy IQ. We support this bill because managing the waste streams from the rapidly growing number of solar facilities in Texas is an important part of preserving our environment. This bill will also help equalize regulations for solar facilities with respect to existing decommissioning regulations for wind and thermal power plants, as well as oil and gas facilities.