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38 Document(s) [ Subject: Energy conservation ]

Committee: Senate Government Organization
Title: Interim Report
Subjects: Competitive bidding | Electronic security | Energy conservation | Information Resources, Texas Department of | Rules and regulations | State purchasing |
Library Call Number: L1836.82 G747o
Session: 82nd R.S. (2011)
Online version: View report [36 pages]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Investigate the costs and benefits of cost-­effectiveness analysis in state agency rule making and consider the development of cost-­effectiveness standards for all state agencies.
2. Examine ways to ensure the protection of state information and electronic data from unauthorized access and cyber threats.
3. Study the state bidding process, auto-­renew clauses in contracts, and contract management protocols to ensure truly competitive bidding and the highest-­quality service for taxpayers at the best price.
4. Evaluate state policy regarding energy savings performance contracts and determine whether policy changes are needed to ensure that state agencies and institutions of higher education obtain their contractually guaranteed savings so that all contract costs are recovered.
5. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Government Organization, 82nd Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation.
Committee: Senate Business and Commerce
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report to the 82nd Legislature
Subjects: Alternative energy | Career preparedness | Electric Reliability Council of Texas | Electric utilities | Electric utility rates and charges | Electricity transmission and distribution | Energy conservation | Homeowners insurance | Job training programs | Liens | Mortgages | Municipally-owned utilities | Natural disasters | Texas Windstorm Insurance Association | Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund | Unemployment insurance | Wind power | Workforce |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 B963
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [84 pages  File size: 2,897 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the implementation of H.B. 4409 enacted by the 81st Legislature pertaining to the financing of insured losses in excess of premium and other revenue of the Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA). Assess the coverage and affordability of TWIA policies. Review the claims and payments processes and make recommendations to improve the stability of TWIA while enhancing services to clients.
2. Study options for reducing demand for electricity, including innovative pricing options relating to the use of smart meters, programmable thermostats, and other demand side management and behavioral response strategies. Review current consumer education programs to reduce demand, decrease energy prices, and improve air quality. Consider benefits and costs of alternative energy sources such as geothermal and solar, and current incentives for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. The study should include recommendations on improving consumer knowledge and usage of these strategies in lowering overall electric usage, promoting energy efficiency, and improving the reliability of the ERCOT grid.
3. Study and make recommendations relating to the development and implementation of wind energy. Assess the total impact of wind energy, including additional costs to consumers, if any, buy-back provisions and pricing, the need for alternative energy sources at times when wind does not generate electricity, impact on the ERCOT grid, development of battery storage and other storage methods, and economic development impacts.
4. Study the generation costs of municipally owned electric utilities' planned generation portfolios. Consider the impact of planned generation costs on electric rates for residential and commercial customers. Solicit input on the impact of future electric rates on charitable and non-profit organizations, and the impact on such organizations' cash assistance programs to indigent customers. Consider the merits of a justifiable planned generation cost standard, and whether a deviation above the standard should be subject to approval by a vote of all customers of a municipally owned utility's service area.
5. Study and make recommendations relating to the Texas Unemployment Compensation Insurance system, including, but not limited to, the following:
  • The capacity and efficiency of the claims filing and benefits delivery system as well as the ability of the agency to meet the needs of the clients it serves given the transition to call centers and web based filing;
  • The current financing scheme for the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund, and any options to improve the long term financial health and stability of the Fund;
  • The use of debit cards for delivery of UI benefits, including ways to limit user fees to access payments; and
  • Improving public access to local and statewide data on current and historical UI claims.
6. Study and make recommendations regarding career-focused education and workforce training programs in Texas to insure that such programs meet business and worker needs. Specifically, study whether such programs: meet the current and future workforce needs of health care, skilled trades, construction, manufacturing, aerospace, information technology and green jobs; help retain workers in such trades and fields; retrain and update the skills and education of workers in such trades and fields; and foster and encourage collaboration between the State, education, labor and business to provide education and training.
7. Study the effectiveness of Chapter 557 of the Insurance Code, relating to insured property subject to a security interest, in setting forth the obligations of a lender and a residential real property insured resulting from an insurer's payment of a claim for damage to the residential real property caused by a natural disaster. Consider the legislation's requirements for release of the insurance proceeds, lienholder's approval of payment of the insurance proceeds, accrual and payment of interest on such proceeds and penalties provided by the statute. Make recommendations for any needed refinements of the legislation.
8. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Senate Committee on Business & Commerce, 81st Legislature, Regular and Called Sessions, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation.
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Energy Resources, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Barnett Shale | Carbon capture and sequestration | Carbon dioxide | Electric power plants | Electricity supplies | Energy conservation | Natural gas drilling | Natural gas industry | Natural gas leases | Oil drilling | Oil industry | Oil leases | Property rights | Railroad Commission of Texas |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 En29
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [53 pages  File size: 1,249 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Survey current local ordinances governing surface use of property in oil and gas development. Recommend changes, if any, to the authority of the Railroad Commission to regulate the operation of oil and gas industries in urban areas of the state, particularly the Barnett Shale.
2. Monitor the implementation of recent legislation dealing with carbon capture and storage and make recommendations as to whether further action is required to resolve outstanding issues. Examine proposed legislation from other states and review federal initiatives.
3. Examine the state's portfolio of electric generation resources, including traditional sources, emerging renewable technologies, and energy efficiency. Determine whether the existing state regulatory programs and incentives are adequate to meet the energy needs of the future. Consider factors relating to reliability, requirements for additional transmission, or auxiliary services. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on State Affairs
4. Consider the establishment of uniform statutes and codes relating to liquid petroleum gas permitting and operations as a means to resolve conflicts of interpretation between state and local jurisdictions.
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Federal Economic Stabilization Funding, Select
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Federal Economic Stabilization Funding, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Economic stabilization | Energy assistance programs | Energy conservation | Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 F317
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [83 pages  File size: 968 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Monitor the use of funds, adherence to state and federal reporting requirements, and ongoing development of federal rules and regulations provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Evaluate the impact of those funds on the state's economy. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Appropriations
2. Review the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs' Weatherization Assistance Program and increased funding from ARRA. Examine the methodology used to distribute funds and the program's effectiveness at reducing residential energy costs. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Urban Affairs
3. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on State Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010
Subjects: Alternative energy | Climate change | Electric power plants | Electricity supplies | Electricity transmission and distribution | Energy conservation | State buildings | Undocumented immigrants | Water conservation |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 St29h
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [74 pages  File size: 1,777 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Review state compliance with federal law regarding undocumented immigrants. Evaluate the costs of services and benefits provided to undocumented immigrants by state agencies and local governments.
2. Examine state policy on "green" technologies for all state buildings and costs associated with such implementation.
3. Monitor federal legislation and regulatory initiatives pertaining to climate change and its effects on utilities and consumers. Consider Texas' response to proposals and make recommendations as to any further preparations.
4. Examine the state's portfolio of electric generation resources, including traditional sources, emerging renewable technologies, and energy efficiency. Determine whether the existing state regulatory programs and incentives are adequate to meet the energy needs of the future. Consider factors relating to reliability, requirements for additional transmission, or auxiliary services. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Energy Resources
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: House Urban Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on Urban Affairs, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2010 : a report to the House of Representatives, 82nd Texas Legislature
Subjects: Community support services | Disaster relief | Economic stabilization | Energy conservation | Federal aid | Housing and Community Affairs, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.81 UR1
Session: 81st R.S. (2009)
Online version: View report [53 pages  File size: 988 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Examine the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs' (TDHCA) regional allocation formula policies and determine methodologies that could enhance equitable distribution.
2. Review the TDCHA's Weatherization Assistance Program and increased funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Examine the methodology used to distribute funds and the program's effectiveness at reducing residential energy costs. Joint Interim Charge with House Select Committee on Federal Economic Stabilization Funding
3. Evaluate the method of distributing federal hurricane relief funds and recommend improvements. Joint Interim Charge with House Committee on Appropriations
4. Make recommendations regarding the feasibility of a housing initiative that promotes independence and prevents unnecessary institutionalization of eligible populations.
5. Monitor the agencies and programs under the committee's jurisdiction.
Committee: Senate Government Organization
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 81st Legislature
Subjects: Background checks | Building codes | Energy conservation | Green building | Occupational licenses | State buildings | State land |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 G747o
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [68 pages  File size: 2,880 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the function, structure, funding and operations of the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO). Identify opportunities to maximize the impact and further the mission of SECO, and support SECO's role in achieving energy efficiency reporting requirements and targets established through legislation.
2. Examine criminal background check requirements across Texas health and human service, law enforcement, and education agencies, as well as other licensed professionals. Determine best practices, develop cross-agency standards, and make recommendations for reducing costs and streamlining the process.
3. Study the economic and security costs and benefits, both short-term and long-term, of adoption of an open document format for state-created documents.
4. Study whether Texas should adopt high performance building standards. In light of the potential impact of Texas' population growth on the need for electricity and water, study whether high performance buildings can cost-effectively lower utility costs and make more efficient use of natural resources.
5. Study options for developing a new master-planned campus to serve the needs of state government and provide for future growth. Consider locations accessible to the government center, as well as relative property values and lease rates. Consider divestiture of certain real estate assets within Travis County to take advantage of favorable market conditions and the cost and benefits of reducing reliance on leased facilities. Coordinate activities with the Texas Facility Commission and the General Land Office.
6. Monitor the implementation of legislation addressed by the Government Organization Committee, 80th Legislature, Regular Session, and make recommendations for any legislation needed to improve, enhance, and/or complete implementation.
Committee: House House Administration
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: House Committee on House Administration, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 2008 : a report to the House of Representatives, 81st Texas Legislature
Subjects: Energy conservation | Historical monuments | Proxy voting | Public officials' security details | Rules of the Texas House of Representatives | Texas State Capitol | Texas State Capitol grounds | Voting systems | Water conservation |
Library Call Number: L1836.80 AD65h
Session: 80th R.S. (2007)
Online version: View report [14 pages  File size: 710 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations with assistance from the State Energy Conservation Office on ways to conserve electricity and water at the Texas State Capitol.
2. Review potential sites for monuments on the Texas State Capitol grounds.
3. Make recommendations for additional security measures within the Texas State Capitol, the Capitol Extension, and the Texas House Chamber.
4. Study and make recommendations for alternative voting devices in the Texas House Chamber.
Committee: Senate Government Organization
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 80th Legislature
Subjects: Energy conservation | Heritage tourism | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of |
Library Call Number: L1836.79 G747o
Session: 79th R.S. (2005)
Online version: View report [14 pages  File size: 201 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study and make recommendations for the creation of a comprehensive catalogue of facilities of historical significance managed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) and the Texas Historical Commission (THC). Include recommendations for efficient management and promotion of such sites, including a review of the merits of consolidation of those sites under one of the existing agencies or a new agency, and identify potential funding mechanisms to ensure that facilities are adequately funded.
2. Review recent efforts to improve the use of resources by state agencies through conservation, energy audits, and energy efficiency.
Committee: House Energy Resources
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Energy Resources Committee, Texas House of Representatives interim report, 1996 : a report to the House of Represenatives, 75th Texas Legislature.
Subjects: Air pollution | Alternative energy | Energy conservation | Environmental permits | Environmental protection | Natural gas industry | Natural Resource Conservation Commission, Texas | Oil industry | Oil production | Public Utility Commission of Texas | Railroad Commission of Texas | Severance taxes | Tax incentives |
Library Call Number: L1836.75 en27
Session: 74th R.S. (1995)
Online version: View report [23 pages  File size: 858 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct active oversight of agencies under the committee's jurisdiction.
2. Study ways to increase energy production in Texas.
3. Study the issue of "environmental externalities" when granting permits.
4. Study the effectiveness of severance tax incentives to promote oil and gas production activities.
Committee: Senate Agency Services Management
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 70th Legislature / Senate Committee on Agency Services Management.
Subjects: Energy conservation | Government travel costs | State agency budgets |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 ag35
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [50 pages  File size: 2,179 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. Review and make appropriate recommendations regarding: 1. state agency energy consumption and efficiency, including use of electricity, gas, as well as facilities maintenance and design; 2. all aspects of transportation costs, including vehicle and aircraft maintenance and operations, use of fuels and lubricants, vehicle and aircraft acquisition, and state employee travel practices; 3. state printing costs, including reproduction processes and publications; 4. health service benefits to state employees, including alternative methods and survey-cost components; 5. utilization of high-tech equipment, including interactive video, facsimile interconnection, and satellite linkage; 6. state policies and practices relating to membership fees and conference attendance; and 7. proper use of personnel to include feasibility of pooling, productivity measures, training and performance incentives.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Agency Services Management
Title: SR 368, 69th Leg.
Library Call Number: SR 368
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 1,045 kb]
Committee: Joint Cogeneration, Special
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report and recommendations to the 70th Legislature / Joint Special Committee on Cogeneration.
Subjects: Distributed electricity generation | Electric power plants | Energy conservation |
Library Call Number: L1836.69 c655
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View report [126 pages  File size: 3,956 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. To examine the issues related to cogeneration and small power production with regard to the future electric needs of the citizens of the State of Texas.
Supporting documents
Committee: Joint Cogeneration, Special
Title: HCR 1, 69th Leg., 1st C.S.
Library Call Number: HCR 1
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View document [2 pages  File size: 135 kb]
Committee: Joint Cogeneration, Special
Title: Public testimony submitted to the Joint Special Committee on Cogeneration in Texas
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.69 C655P
Session: 69th R.S. (1985)
Online version: View document [105 pages]
Committee: House Appropriations
Title: Interim report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 69th Texas Legislature, Texas House of Representatives / Appropriations Committee.
Subjects: Computers and government | Databases | Distributed electricity generation | Electric power plants | Energy conservation | Government travel costs | Health insurance | Job training programs | State agencies | State agency budgets | State budgets | State buildings | State employees | Tuition | University finance | Welfare-to-work |
Library Call Number: L1836.68 ap65
Session: 68th R.S. (1983)
Online version: View report [55 pages  File size: 1,748 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. To monitor all activities and have budget oversight responsibilities for those agencies, boards and commissions as listed in Rule 3, Section 2.
2. To investigate the feasibility of having state offices in foreign countries for use of various state agencies, including but not limited to: a. The Department of Agriculture b. The Industrial Commission c. The Tourist Development Agency
3. To review the capital outlay requirements of various facilities operated by the state in order to: a. Determine the need for state-owned floor space in Travis County. b. Set priorities in regards to the capital outlay of all state agencies and institutions.
4. To review state employees group insurance to: a. Determine the most cost effective bidding procedures available to the state. b. Examine alternatives to reducing state costs for the employees' group health insurance program.
5. To have interim oversight of all automated services in state government to: a. Determine the role of automation in state government. b. Research the possibility of coordination of automated services of small state agencies into a Central Automated System.
6. To review the travel policies and the transportation needs of state agencies to: a. Analyze the necessity of travel and the reimbursement policies of state agencies and institutions. b. Consider the feasibility of advanced telecommunication in lieu of travel. c. Explore the feasibility of having a motor pool for all Austin based state agencies. d. Examine the use of TDC in repairing and reconditioning state owned vehicles.
7. To review funding sources and general revenue to determine: a. Policies concerning estimates of local income as an offset to general funding. b. The appropriate policy in the application of indirect cost as it relates to federal and private funding in the method of financing state agencies and institutions. c. The impact of general rider provisions, with particular emphasis of Sec. 67, Art. V, as it relates to proportional funding of selected agencies. d. Review budget and agency policies (including salary, leave, and travel policies) of those agencies whose budgets are not controlled by the General Appropriations Act.
8. To study the possibility of state agencies and institutions developing sources of energy for their own consumption.
9. To conduct a comparative study to determine the most effective means of helping the welfare-unemployed enter the state work force.
10. To review in cooperation with the House Committee on Higher Education in tuitional policies of institutions of higher education as it pertains to exemptions, particularly in payment of tuition of out-of-state students.
11. To review planning and coordination of research by state agencies for the purpose of recommending those changes which will improve effectiveness and utility of the research product. Review shall include, but not be limited to: a. Research funded through state appropriations, federal grants, private grants, and interagency contracts.
12. To review the advantages and disadvantages of annual vs. biennial appropriations.
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Senate Committee on Natural Resources interim report to the 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Energy conservation | Energy policy | Fish | Fisheries | Municipal annexation | Municipalities | Parks and Wildlife, Texas Department of | Radioactive waste | Solid waste disposal | Speckled trout |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 n219s
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [112 pages  File size: 3,671 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Conduct a study to make a determination that the newly implemented nuclear and industrial waste disposal law is positive, designed to mandate the safest locations for disposal and transportation, and is adequately enforced.
2. Study legislative alternatives for encouragement of renewable energy resources including incentives on the local level for policy formulation.
3. Study the conflict of interest between coastal home-rule cities and offshore oil interests regarding the issue of annexation.
4. Study problems relating to reports of declining numbers of redfish and speckled sea trout in Texas coastal waters and determine the reasons for the wide variance between statistics relating to Texas redfish and speckled sea trout released by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and those released by federal and independent studies.
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: SR 719
Library Call Number: SR 719
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [4 pages  File size: 1,047 kb]
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim update - redfish, hazardous waste, coastal annexation, marine traffic safety, energy, and marine accretion, August 10, September 10, and November 16, 1981
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 N219 67
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [19 pages]
Committee: House State Affairs
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Final report of the State Affairs Committee to the 68th Legislature.
Subjects: Amusement park ride safety inspections | Amusement parks | Animal cruelty | Energy conservation | Historic preservation | Historical Commission, Texas | State agencies | State buildings |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 st29
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [66 pages  File size: 1,582 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study the problem of animal abuse with specific emphasis on the care and treatment of animals in kennels and boarding or riding stables and the occurrences of dog fighting in the state.
2. Monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the energy conservation measures for state buildings in the capitol complex.
3. Conduct a general overview of state agencies to determine if the plain language policy as adopted by the 67th Legislature is being followed.
4. Study the historical statutes and guidelines of the Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Historical Commission and the Texas Antiquities Committee to determine if clarifying changes are needed.
5. Study the current safety regulations for amusement rides and determine if additional regulations are necessary.
Committee: Senate State-Municipal Planning, Interim
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: State buildings and Texas communities : final report of the Senate State-Municipal Planning Study Committee.
Subjects: Energy conservation | Historic preservation | Property taxes | State buildings | State land |
Library Call Number: L1836.67 st29m
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View report [160 pages  File size: 9,674 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Consider the particular financial and planning problems of municipalities which have state-owned facilities and property within their corporate limits or which may be located so near such state-owned facility that such municipality is likely to be adversely affected from the location of such state-owned facility.
2. Consider issues associated with state-owned land, including: the feasibility of reimbursement for local government service costs; local participation in state building planning; energy use and energy conservation in state buildings; historic buildings; Capitol view corridors; capitol complex landscaping; mixed-use buildings and employee transportation policies. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate State-Municipal Planning, Interim
Title: SR 642
Library Call Number: SR 642
Session: 67th R.S. (1981)
Online version: View document [3 pages  File size: 502 kb]
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Interim report to the 67th Legislature / Senate Natural Resources Committee.
Subjects: Agriculture | Alternative energy | Automobiles | Electric utility rates and charges | Energy conservation | Energy policy | Fuel conservation | Hazardous waste | Natural disasters | Natural gas utility rates and charges | Ports | Radioactive waste | Ships and shipping | Solid waste disposal | Wind power |
Library Call Number: L1836.66 n219s
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View report [262 pages  File size: 9,858 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Study hazardous waste and toxic waste disposal in Texas; access the risk that existing toxic waste sites pose; review current waste disposal and waste management laws, and make recommendations. *
2. Study all aspects of the regulation of the disposal of uranium mill tailings; the problem of the disposal of low-level radioactive waste and problems concerning the disposal of toxic industrial waste.
3. Study the hazards affecting the Texas coastal areas and the Gulf of Mexico, including hazards such as hurricanes, tropical storms, tornadoes, subsidence, erosion and ground faults. *
4. Investigate ways to reduce the risk of maritime accidents, and better manage shipping in or near Texas ports. *
5. Investigate ways in which the state can encourage energy conservation and energy efficient construction practices. *
6. Study the obstacles to developing solar energy and wind energy resources, and suggest possible legal or regulatory changes which would promote the use of solar and wind energy sources.
7. Review the methods used for rate design, and the impact of rate structure on energy production and energy use.
8. Suggest ways that the state could reduce use of gasoline and other fuel for transportation. *
9. Investigate future demands of agriculture, and suggest legislative alternatives to encourage the growth of agricultural production. *
10. Analyze Texas laws' impact on small-scale hydroelectric development and recommend possible legislative action. *
Supporting documents
Committee: Senate Natural Resources
Title: Bills Referred to Committee
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1803.9 N219 66
Session: 66th R.S. (1979)
Online version: View document [25 pages]
Committee: House State Energy Plan, House Joint
Title: Interim Report - Volume 2
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature : report of the / House Joint Interim Committee on a State Energy Plan.
Subjects: Alternative energy | Coal mining | Energy conservation | Energy policy | Natural gas | Oil production |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 en27 2
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [279 pages  File size: 9,875 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. A study of the energy situation of the state, both present and long-term, designed to result in recommendations for legislation and regulations to implement a State Energy Plan for Texas. This study should include surveys of all the energy resources of the state and the fiscal implications of state and federal action and proposals.
Committee: House State Energy Plan, House Joint
Title: Interim Report - Volume 1
Library Catalog Title: To the speaker and members of the Texas House of Representatives, 66th Legislature : report of the / House Joint Interim Committee on a State Energy Plan.
Subjects: Alternative energy | Coal mining | Energy conservation | Energy policy | Natural gas | Oil production |
Library Call Number: L1836.65 en27 1
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View report [86 pages  File size: 4,096 kb]
Charge: This report should address the charge below.
1. A study of the energy situation of the state, both present and long-term, designed to result in recommendations for legislation and regulations to implement a State Energy Plan for Texas. This study should include surveys of all the energy resources of the state and the fiscal implications of state and federal action and proposals.
Supporting documents
Committee: House State Energy Plan, House Joint
Title: Joint committee studies.
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 65th R.S. (1977)
Online version: View document [7 pages]
Committee: House Energy Crisis
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Texas energy in the '70's: a time of transition / House Energy Crisis Committee.
Subjects: Energy conservation | Energy policy | Natural gas industry | Nuclear power plants | Oil industry |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 en27r 1975
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [75 pages  File size: 4,366 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Begin immediately a thorough study of the energy crisis and seek possible solutions to this most serious problem.
2. Look into, study and report on the following: (1) The effect and importance of the unitization bill that passed the house this session; (2) The curtailment of gas supplied by Coastal States to Texas cities and industrial users and the regulatory powers of the Texas Railroad Commission regarding establishment of priorities; (3) The effect of fuel rationing on our agricultural economy and the establishment of agricultural users as a high priority; and (4) The development and use of nuclear power as an energy and fuel alternative.
Supporting documents
Committee: House Energy Crisis
Title: Committee documentation
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1836.63 EN27P
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [1 pages]
Committee: House Energy Crisis
Title: Energy trends and their future effects upon transportation
Library Catalog Title: Energy trends and their future effects upon transportation.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 en27e
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [0 pages]
Committee: House Energy Crisis
Title: Report, June and July of 1973
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [3 pages]
Committee: House Energy Crisis
Title: Report, August and September of 1973
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [3 pages]
Committee: House Energy Crisis
Title: Energy shortages and the Texas economy
Library Catalog Title: Energy shortages and the Texas economy / presented to the House Energy Crisis Committee.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 en27es
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: House Energy Crisis
Title: Potential geothermal resources in Texas
Library Catalog Title: Potential geothermal resources in Texas / presented to the Committee on Energy Crisis, Texas House of Representatives by Myron Dorfman.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 en27po
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: House Energy Crisis
Title: Report, December 1973 and January 1974
Library Call Number: LRL
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [5 pages]
Committee: House Energy Crisis
Title: Energy policies for Texas
Library Catalog Title: Energy policies for Texas / Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
Library Call Number: L1836.63 en27l
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Interim Report
Library Catalog Title: Report of the House of Representatives, Natural Resources Committee ; a report to the House of the 64th Legislature.
Subjects: Energy conservation | Energy policy | Mining | Natural gas industry | Oil industry | Rural areas | Subsidence | Wastewater management | Water supplies |
Library Call Number: L1836.63 n219
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View report [26 pages  File size: 833 kb]
Charges: This report should address the charges below.
1. Hear testimony on the issue of unitization of oil and gas properties. Consider the advantages and disadvantages of allowing owners of large interests in an oil or gas reservoir should be allowed to compel smaller owners to merge interests and consolidate the operations of the reservoir. *
2. Review issues related to surface mining and land reclamation, land surface subsidence, water supplies, waste disposal, and water law. *
3. Undertake a study of the energy crisis in rural areas and make legislative recommendations *
Supporting documents
Committee: House Natural Resources
Title: Subcommittee Members
Library Catalog Title: Minutes
Library Call Number: L1801.9 N218H 63
Session: 63rd R.S. (1973)
Online version: View document [1 pages]

* This represents an abstract of the report contents. Charge text is incomplete or unavailable.

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