Policy and Regulation, US

Oil and climate groups align to face down Texas attack on renewables

A solar project in Texas: fossil fuel majors are less likely to oppose renewables projects in the state (Photo: Mark Felix / AFP via Getty Images)

Texas’s booming wind and solar industries have just survived a legislative assault from landowners, right-wing think-tanks and fossil fuel companies. But the once-monolithic oil and gas lobby is fracturing, putting some industry organisations on the same side as environmental groups. Lawmakers from Texas – the second-largest state in the US ...

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