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If you drive around the Lone Star State, you’re sure to see bumper stickers that say, “Texas: Bigger than France.” It references an ongoing debate about which “country” is bigger (something Texans feel very strongly about), but a closer look (aka, a quick Google search) reveals Texas and France are roughly equivalent in size. This,… Keep reading →

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Methane emissions from vast oil and gas operations in the densely populated Barnett Shale region of Texas are 50 percent higher than estimates based on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) greenhouse gas inventory, according to a series of 11 new papers published today in Environmental Science & Technology. The majority of these emissions are from… Keep reading →

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U.S. wind energy industry leaders went to Texas on Wednesday to release their annual market report and highlight wind’s continuing successes and benefits there. A couple of their selling points were familiar – cheap and clean power – but there was another item that got big emphasis this year, and you’re likely to hear a… Keep reading →

Boom Goes Bust: Texas Oil Industry Hurt By Plunging Oil Prices

Cowboys, frontier grit, accented English, and wild, wide open spaces are just a few of the similarities shared by Texas and Australia. Both places also have an energy-water problem. But, the good news for Texas is that it’s not too late for us to learn from Australia’s mistakes – and a few successes, too. In… Keep reading →

Boom Goes Bust: Texas Oil Industry Hurt By Plunging Oil Prices

Slow and steady wins the race, according to Chevron, a company that is actually increasing its US upstream capital budget this year. Chevron started slow in the Permian Basin and watched what other companies were doing while it honed its drilling strategy. Now that oil prices are considerably lower than they were at the beginning… Keep reading →

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Georgetown, Texas is to be powered by 100% renewable energy as the state moves toward clean energy infrastructure despite prominent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz protecting the interests of the oil industry. “I was called an Al Gore clone, a tree-hugger,” says Jim Briggs, interim city manager of Georgetown, a community of about 50,000 people some… Keep reading →

Houston Scenics

The most commonly selected areas energy professionals call home  Houston, being one of the main cities populated by energy professionals, has a broad range of areas to select when it comes to finding a home. Having to accommodate lifestyle types coming from around the globe, Houston is able to offer choices in neighborhoods and communities,… Keep reading →

US Army V Corps To Leave Europe For Afghanistan

When the U.S. military calls climate change a “threat multiplier” and “a serious threat to national security,” it makes anyone stand up and pay attention. From direct land impacts and food and water shortages, to the displacement of millions of people, climate change is not taken lightly by our armed forces. Earlier this week, two… Keep reading →

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the southern site of the Keystone XL pipeline on March 22, 2012 in Cushing, Oklahoma.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Obama’s Claim that Keystone XL Oil ‘Bypasses the U.S.’ Earns Four Pinocchios The Washington Post (Glenn Kessler): President Obama, seeking to explain his veto of a bill that would have leapfrogged the approval process for the Keystone XL pipeline, in an interview with a North Dakota station repeated some false claims that had previously earned him… Keep reading →

Think Texas Energy Is All About The Oil? Think Again

Boom Goes Bust: Texas Oil Industry Hurt By Plunging Oil Prices

Technology is making clean energy competitive with coal for the first time in history, and that’s a game changer. In 1999, we pushed to get the first renewable energy mandate passed in the country – in Texas of all places. There were all sorts of concerns at the time that wind could not be integrated… Keep reading →

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