Recent Texas Energy Legislation
Several pieces of legislation were passed by the 81st Texas Legislature to support the development of clean energy technology. Major legislation included:
House Bill 469 by Representative Phil King provides tax incentives for facilities that capture at least 70% of the carbon dioxide that is created when generating electricity, annually reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide by 99% and mercury by 95%, and maintain a specified emission rate for nitrogen oxides.
House Bill 1796 by Representative Warren Chisum will assist in the development of carbon dioxide repository in state-owned offshore-submerged land.
Senate Bill 1387 by Senator Kel Seliger provides a state-level regulatory framework for the storage and sequestration of carbon dioxide into geologic formations that may contain oil or gas.
Look up recent state legislation related to initiatives to meet our future energy demand.