Texas is uniquely vulnerable to a changing climate but also poised to take advantage of a carbon-free economy that includes wind and solar power.
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Two recently-announced solar projects in West Texas show how solar is becoming cheaper and more than just a niche source of energy.
Major Texas cities are doing their part to challenge Texas’ rank as one of the least green states in the Union, a new report shows. Perhaps not surprisingly, Austin is the greenest city, with San Antonio and Houston (!) tying for the number two spot.
I talk with Kate Galbraith, who covered energy and environment for the Texas Tribune from 2010 to till just a few weeks ago when she left for the (literally) greener pastures of California.
Solar is just a tiny sliver—less than 1 percent—of Texas’ electricity mix.
Yet, the economics are becoming increasingly favorable for solar to take off in a big way. The question is probably when, not if. And a recent analysis by ERCOT has some very rosy projections for the future of the solar industry in Texas. (And some very sour news for nuclear, coal and maybe even natural gas.)
On Friday, CNN ran a seven-minute segment blasting San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro for supporting a solar power deal with OCI Solar, a South […]