here for Sierra Club and other groups'
proposal to raise the requirement to 0.5% of total
energy demand by 2012 and 1% by 2015.
In 2007, the Texas Legislature passed HB 3693, which requires seven Investor-Owned Utilities to meet
20% of the growth in demand in electricity through residential
and commercial energy efficiency programs.
The Public Utility Commission is currently
considering a rule to raise this requirement by 2012 to 30 percent by 2012 and one percent of total demand by 2015. Click
here (http://www.puc.state.tx.us/rules/rulemake/33487/33487.cfm) for a link to the PUC's proposed project.