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North Texas Renewable Energy Group: 2019 Texas Legislation Affecting Renewable Energy & A Look Ahead – Dallas

November 9, 2019 , 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: 2019 Texas Legislation Affecting Renewable Energy & A Look Ahead - Dallas EarthxStories

Presenter: Senator Royce West, Texas State Senator, District 23

Royce West was first elected to the Texas Senate in November 1992. Since taking office, he has represented the 23rd Senatorial District on behalf of the citizens of Dallas County in the Texas Legislature. During his tenure, Senator West has been named by Texas Monthly as one of the 25 most powerful people in Texas politics, been selected for the magazine’s biennial “Ten Best Legislators in Texas” list, and has twice been named as an “Honorable Mention.”

Senator West obtained his BA and MA from the University of Texas at Arlington, and Juris Doctor (Law degree) from the University of Houston.

Royce was one of the Senators voting against the “Hall” amendment to House Bill 3143 in the 2019 Texas Legislature, which – if passed – would have cut the renewable energy industry out of the tax abatement program. Senator Bob Hall of Edgewood asserted, “Not only do (solar and wind farms) harm the reliability of the electrical grid, they also do little to nothing for employment and disrupt the lives of many of our constituents.”

Senator West countered, “”We should leave it to local governments whether they want to offer these incentives to a particular industry. If we cut the industry out, we here are determining the winners and losers.”

The bill, with its amendment, was defeated.

In addition to his senatorial duties, Senator West is the managing partner in the law firm of West & Associates, L.L.P.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE NOVEMBER 9 MEETING

Senator West’s presentation to the North Texas Renewable Energy Group will be focused on solar and other forms of renewable energy legislation. He is a highly recognized person in the Texas Legislature, and a prominent person in Texas politics.

Politically-based questions on any topics related to Senator Royce’s aspirations for office will not be accepted at our November 9th meeting.

In addition, we expect many attendees, quite possibly exceeding the maximum allowed by the City of Dallas Fire Marshal. There may also be media coverage.

To accommodate a possible overflow crowd, additional chairs will be set up outside (weather permitting), immediately adjacent to the meeting room. Our meeting host offered to provide speakers so anyone seated outside can still hear Senator West’s presentation

Details

Date:
November 9, 2019
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.ntreg.org

Venue

Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Rd
Dallas, TX 75229 United States
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Phone:
(214) 352-4841
Website:
http://midwayhills.org

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