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July 17th, 2012
Audio: Electric utilities say price hikes aren’t high enough


Population growth has strained energy resources in Texas, leading state officials to raise prices in an attempt to encourage new power plant construction. But some utility companies say the increases may not be nearly high enough to meet Texas’ growing needs. Read the full story at StateImpact Texas.

DAVE FEHLING reports for KUT News and StateImpact Texas, a National Public Radio initiative. This story is broadcast here through a news partnership between the Texas Tribune and the San Marcos Mercury. KUHF News and StateImpact Texas are content partners of the Texas Tribune Tribune.

COVER: The energy company NRG aims to capture and bury harmful emissions from burning coal at a Houston plant. STATE IMPACT TEXAS PHOTO by DAVE FEHLING

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