Rep. Cason Files Bill to End Tax Abatements for Renewable Energy

February 23, 2021
AUSTIN, TEXAS – Representative Jeff Cason announced today his filing of House Bill 2084, the End Tax Abatements for Renewable Energy Act. This bill would remove renewable electric generation from being granted limitations on their property tax bills, otherwise known as section 313 agreements.
“Renewable energy is the most subsidized form of energy production in this country,” Rep Cason said. “This subsidization has created an overdependence in Texas on unreliable wind and solar power, which significantly contributed to the energy catastrophe of last week.”
The Republican Party platform opposes the use of 313 agreements. Last week it was reported that 41 more wind and solar plants are set to receive tax abatements in 2021.

Cason continued saying, “I think it’s absurd that Texas taxpayers are being forced to pay for “green new deal” initiatives that have contributed to the failure of our electric grid. I take the failures of last week very seriously and this is one of the needed reforms to make sure the past failures never happen again.”