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Texas Gulf Coast Prepares For Hurricane Ike

Last week, GridWise Alliance released its 3rd Annual Grid Modernization Index (GMI), a ranking of every state’s progress toward modernization of our nation’s electric system – and Texas impressively placed third. The Alliance, a leading smart grid coalition which includes Environmental Defense Fund, based its assessment on state policies, customer engagement, and investment in advancing… Keep reading →

2015 Was A Record Year For PACE In Texas

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As a bustling metropolis and the biggest city in Texas, Houston has a lot of buildings – and that equals a lot of opportunity to make these facilities more energy- and water-efficient. Houston grabbed headlines last month when it became the first in Texas to adopt a citywide Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program. PACE… Keep reading →

5 Signs Of Texas’ Clean Energy Momentum In 2015

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

From Apple to General Electric, it is common practice in the corporate world for established juggernauts to invest significant sums for research and development. Why? Maintaining one’s reign atop a sector requires dynamic, cutting edge innovation. The same logic applies to state economies. And when it comes to energy, Texas – where oil and gas… Keep reading →

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Every time I open my hometown newspaper and see a negative op-ed on America’s first nationwide limits on power plant carbon pollution – the Clean Power Plan – I think, “Oh boy. Some new industry water-carrier opposing commonsense efforts to improve public health.” Now, to be sure, Texas is not the only state where groups… Keep reading →

Coastal Texas Faces Heavy Damage After Hurricane Ike

Over the next four years, Texas’ energy landscape will change dramatically. For example, throughout the 630-mile, nine-hour drive from Denton, Texas to El Paso, rolling hills will dominate the horizon and aromas from pastures and barbeque pits will waft through windows, as they have for the past hundred years. What will have a far less… Keep reading →

Moon Appears Bigger And Brighter, As Its Closer To Earth Than Normal

DALLAS, Oct. 27, 2015 – Tri Global Energy (TGE), a Dallas-based renewable energy company, continues as the leading developer of wind energy projects in Texas, according to the third quarter 2015 Market Report from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). Tri Global Energy’s utility-scale wind projects represent about a quarter of all wind power projects currently… Keep reading →

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Largest solar purchase ever by a merchant generator in a competitive market  Texas’ largest power generator, Luminant, has signed a power-purchase agreement to buy 116 megawatts of solar from SunEdison’s 800-acre Castle Gap solar plant in West Texas. The deal is the largest purchase by a merchant generator for solar in a competitive market. Luminant’s… Keep reading →

Coastal Texas Faces Heavy Damage After Hurricane Ike

This month Texans have been at the mercy of some extreme, shoe-melting heat. Yet, despite the heat wave and resulting high demand in electricity, the state’s main grid operator, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), has barely broken a sweat. Demand even passed the previous record-high mark twice in one afternoon, but ERCOT has… Keep reading →

Initial Decision Finds That BP Manipulated 2008 Natural Gas Market In Texas

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On August 13, 2015, a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Administrative Law Judge issued an initial decision in which she found that BP America Inc manipulated the natural gas market in Texas for over two and a half months in 2008.

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