Energy

An “all of the above” approach to energy issues is what’s needed in a changing world. Oil and gas power the world. That’s reality. So, any change in how our energy demands are met needs to be market-driven and not dictated by Washington bureaucrats. Texas is a major oil and gas producer but we’re also number one in wind energy, for example. That innovation was brought about by free market thinking, not big government intervention.
Whether we face subzero temperatures, gale force winds, or any other type of extreme weather, Texas’s electric grid must be able to withstand the impact. This bipartisan legislation is an outstanding start to ensure the life...
As our world recovers from the impacts of the global pandemic and we look towards the future, it is critical for the federal government to get out of the way and allow private industries the freedom to innovate and export...
The bills, which include mandating weatherization of power plants, reforming the ERCOT board and creating a state emergency communications system, are “a work in progress.”
Americans are tired of this false choice of inaction or economy-crushing regulations when it comes to climate change. I look forward to serving on this committee to push for policies that will protect our environment and our...
Our grid was not ready for freezing weather. Specifically, wind turbines froze up and we also had problems with natural gas pipelines' capacity being impacted as well as power plants going offline.
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It is unacceptable that Texas’ power grid could not handle last week’s winter storm. Now, as a result of last week’s power outages and freezing temperatures, Texans are experiencing a plumbing supply crisis!
Leaders of Texas’ executive and legislative branches met on Saturday to protect Texans from an expected spike in their energy bills. The meeting took place via a conference call attended by the governor, lieutenant governor...
Houston and much of Harris County’s nearly 5 million residents are under a boil water notice, as harsh weather and frigid temperatures continue to impact infrastructure in the region and across Texas.
Amid the historic winter storm surging across the Lone Star State, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) released the following statement urging Texans to stay safe and heed the guidance and warnings issued by state and local...
My office is here to help during the inclement weather and resulting power outages. Below, please find a list of emergency resources, shelter information and other helpful links. If you need further assistance, please do not...
The Biden Administration is willing to sacrifice millions of oil and gas jobs, hike up energy costs, and destroy our energy independence all to appease Green-New-Deal-loving radicals. It’s time that Congress put a stop to...
The Texas Senate on Monday unanimously approved a sweeping bill that would overhaul the state’s electricity industry and infrastructure, including mandating that power plants prepare for extreme weather and outlawing risky...
Twenty-one states, led by Texas and Montana, filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the Biden administration for revoking a permit for the long-disputed Keystone XL pipeline.
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) voted to terminate its CEO following the failures of the state’s electrical grid during the February winter storm. Millions of Texas were left in the dark and cold while...
As we continue to recover from this pandemic, our nation needs more good-paying jobs and affordable energy prices for the American people. Few nations develop energy as responsibly and with as strict environmental standards...
Texas regulators and lawmakers knew about the grid’s vulnerabilities for years, but time and again they furthered the interests of large electricity providers.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday blasted the nonprofit operator of Texas' energy grid for its handling of this week's winter storm and called on the Legislature to consider updates to the state's power plants to avoid future...
While it appears the significant mismatch in energy supply and demand during this cold snap was caused by a variety of factors, various narratives have begun to surface that must be addressed. Texas residents deserve to know...
Congressman Ronny Jackson (TX-13) issued the following statement in response to winter storms and resulting energy shortages in Texas. Jackson will remain in Amarillo for the duration of this historic weather emergency as he...
Like millions of Texans in my district and throughout the state, I have been without electricity since early Monday morning.

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