These are comments to the Railroad Commission of Texas regarding its new energy conservation rules for natural gas utilities.
I am a Residential ratepayer served by a gas utility in Texas. I am also an environmental writer with decades of background in energy and resource management issues, and am well acquainted with policy surrounding utility efficiency programs. In the early 1980s, I helped start the City of Austin’s nationally renowned energy-efficiency programs.
I offer these comments with the hope that the Railroad Commission of Texas will ensure that conservation programs meant to lower utility costs and save natural resources are cost-effective and pragmatic.
These are spreadsheet and PDF Exhibits that accompany Paul Robbins testimony to the Railroad Commission of Texas regarding its new energy conservation rules.