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Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Alternative energy | Carbon capture and sequestration | Energy storage | Natural gas drilling | Natural gas service | Natural gas supplies | Natural gas utilities | Natural gas utility rates and charges | Oil production | Power outages | Railroad Commission of Texas | Weatherization | Winter Storm Uri |
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Session: 87th R.S. (2021)
Online version: View report [28 pages  File size: 995 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee's jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 87th Legislature. Conduct active oversight of all associated rulemaking and other governmental actions taken to ensure the intended legislative outcome of all legislation, including the following:
  • HB 1520, 87th R.S.relating to extraordinary costs incurred by gas utilities relating to Winter Storm Uri and the authority to issue bonds and impose fees and assessments;
  • HB 3648, 87th R.S. which requires the designation of certain natural gas facilities as critical customers or critical gas suppliers during energy emergencies; and
  • SB 3, 87th R.S. relating to preparing for, preventing, and responding to weather emergencies and power outages. (Joint charge with Committee on State Affairs)
2. Assess efforts made by the Railroad Commission and the Texas Energy Reliability Council to weatherize infrastructure and ensure reliability of the natural gas delivery system during times of disaster.
3. Examine ways to increase the production of oil and gas within the state. Review state and local regulations that could directly impact the exploration or production of oil and gas and make recommendations for increasing Texas' energy independence.
4. Explore options for expanding the state's underground natural gas storage capacity, including using excess storage capacity for carbon capture opportunities and the creation of a strategic natural gas reserve for the state.
5. Evaluate innovative and emerging energy sources. Identify and make recommendations to address legislative or regulatory obstacles to the use, development, and deployment of viable innovative and emerging energy sources.

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