“I appreciate the opportunity to be part of a thoughtful discussion about the future of energy and where the industry is headed,” said Beneby. “To the extent that I can share how hundreds of thousands of South Texans are reducing energy use with efficiency rebates, home area networks, and distributed generation, I look forward to highlighting our customers’ interest in saving energy.”
Saturday’s panels constitute the “heart” of the Tribune’s three-day festival, an annual event by the nonprofit news organization. The roster of politicians, environmentalists, media members and others draws an engaged crowd passionate about issues that shape Texas. The energy tracks join criminal justice, the environment, health care, higher education, immigration, public education and transportation to round out the schedule.