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.

Life:Powered and the Texas Public Policy Foundation support SB 1281 because it directs transmission planning toward the goal of lowering costs for consumers. Because consumers pay for transmission through a direct fee in the ERCOT market, lowering costs for consumers should be the ultimate goal of any transmission planning.

Testimony in Support Before the Texas House State Affairs Committee