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What to know: Wind and solar—which are intermittent sources of energy—could overtake natural gas in their share of the Texas grid’s power makeup in 2023, the Energy Information Agency reports.

The TPPF take: The Texas electric grid doesn’t need more unreliable power; it needs more reliable power.

“Energy producers have moved away from reliable fossil fuels and toward unreliable renewables because it’s nearly impossible to compete with taxpayer-funded subsidies tipping the scales so heavily,” writes state Rep. Jared Patterson for The Cannon Online. “The Texas Legislature must resist the siren song of renewable energy subsidies and shift its focus to affordable, reliable sources like natural gas, clean coal, and nuclear — the only generators we can count on to perform when we actually need them.”

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