Texas

Publications

, Insurance Journal
Texas Sunset Commission States the Obvious: TWIA Is Financially Unsustainable
Josiah Neeley

The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association (TWIA), the state-created residual market that provides windstorm insurance policies in 14 designated coastal counties, suffers from “fundamental flaws” in…

, American Action Forum
Texas—and free market competition—survive heat wave
Media Coverage

From American Action Forum:
Price formation in electricity markets typically is a combination of the short-term price formation via “energy markets” and the longer-term price formation via…

What’s hotter than a Texas summer? The state’s electricity industry, that’s what.
Ann Phelan

Washington (September 12) – The electricity industry is in the midst of a historical transition, highlighted by plummeting costs for clean, advanced technologies that can more efficiently replace…

An electric summer update in Texas
Devin Hartman

Texas has the best market structure to signal resource investment and integration, especially for variable and use-limited resources, suggesting that it offers the best model for affordable…

, The Texas Monitor
State storm insurance group’s proposed rate hike gets rained on
Media Coverage

Cited in The Texas Monitor:
“Other states [besides Texas] do a much better job to make sure that the state’s insurer is truly the insurer of last resort,” said Josiah Neely, an analyst from…

, Urbane Cowboys Podcast
Urbane Cowboys (EP 5) Get Smart: A convo with Michael Hendrix on smart cities, social capital and more
Media Coverage

Josiah Neeley and Doug McCullough’s Urbane Cowboys Podcast:

The Urbane Cowboys dare to return. This week they speak with Michael Hendrix, director of state and local policy at…

Why environmentalists should support repealing Texas’ RPS
Josiah Neeley

Like most states, Texas has a renewable portfolio standard (“RPS”), a regulatory mandate that requires a certain amount of electricity in the state to be generated from renewable sources. Enacted…

Texas’s Incarcerated Youth Have Rights, Too.

Physical assaults, sexual abuse and suicides are just a few of the injustices that have occurred behind the walls of Texas’s five major juvenile detention facilities.

For example, in 2017, the…

, The Texas Tribune
Taxing carbon emissions protects liberty, spurs innovation
Josiah Neeley

Carbon taxes are back in the news again. A new conservative PAC, Americans for Carbon Dividends, has brought together stalwarts such as former Secretaries of State George Shultz and James Baker, and…

Texas already has a carbon tax
Josiah Neeley

When I talk to people about the advantages of a revenue neutral carbon tax, I commonly hear that, whatever the merits of the idea in theory, in practice it is a political non-starter. It will never…