Emails, Eric Bearse, spokesman, Texans for Reliable Power, Jan. 10, 2014

From: Eric Bearse

Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 2:21 PM

To: Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin)

Subject: Fwd: Re:

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From: Ted Royer

Date: January 10, 2014 at 11:04:52 AM CST

To: Eric Bearse <>

Subject: Re:

Attached spreadsheet shows what you’re looking for. Source for the data is:


Texas Cities Lead Nation in Population Growth, Census Bureau Reports (May 2013)

Eight of the 15 fastest-growing large U.S. cities and towns for the year ending July 1, 2012 were in Texas… The Lone Star State also stood out in terms of the size of population growth, with five of the 10 cities and towns that added the most people over the year…

Texas Gains the Most in Population Since the Census (Dec 2011)


On 1/10/14 3:36 PM, "Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin)" <> wrote:

Still need a basic description of the group, how it came to be, what it advocates, where it’s based…

3:56 p.m.

Jan. 10, 2014

Our group formed this week. We have three generators on our board (Calpine, Nextera, and NRG). We are building a broader-based, diverse group of folks concerned about the reliability of the grid. Our group is focused on changing the market structure so there are incentives to build new generation and prevent a reliability crisis and a large increase in blackouts in the years to come.

On 1/10/14 2:29 PM, "Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin)" <> wrote:

...If you have access to how this group reached its conclusion that Texas is the fastest-growing state – the information shows it’s fourth-fastest of late—please advise.

From: Eric Bearse

Sent: Friday, January 10, 2014 2:49 PM

To: Selby, Gardner (CMG-Austin)

Subject: Re:

Sure...look at the chart. Raw growth in Texas is number one from 2012 to 2013. Our growth is 380,000 people, and no other state matches that. Other state has a higher percentage of growth from their current population, but that is my concern. Because in the end we are talk about the raw number individuals who rely on the grid.