In 1999, Texas was the first state to adopt an energy efficiency standard for utilities, but we've fallen way behind since.
Delger Erdenesanaa is a staff writer at the Texas Observer who covers climate change and the environment, as well as related health and economic issues. She was previously a reporting fellow at Inside Climate News, and studied science, health, and environmental reporting at New York University. She is based in San Antonio.
Articles by Delger Erdenesanaa
New technology and methods may help clean up the cement and concrete industries—two of Texas’ most conspicuous polluters.
Cities are filing lawsuits to claw back first responders’ hard-won workers’ compensation.
Amid growing urban-wildlife conflict, a fight over Brackenridge Park calls into question the rights of nature.
Regardless of the federal ruling, local efforts to shut down the most polluting power plants and switch on clean energy continue.
As part of a Sunset Commission review, Texans are calling out the state agency for failing to address environmental injustices.
As weather gets more extreme and the population booms, ERCOT and state leaders need to get a grip on reality.
Europe’s demand for non-Russian energy is supercharging exports of Texas natural gas.
The Eastland fires in March were the worst in more than a decade. As climate change dries out the state, residents must prepare for more—and larger—conflagrations.
Traditional diesel-fueled engines harm kids’ health and pollute the atmosphere. Upcoming state and federal funds aim to help school districts switch to cleaner alternatives.