Tag Archives: energy
A new study found that global energy demand could rise by as much as 58 percent in the next 30 years due to climate change. But Texas’ electric grid doesn’t exactly account for this climate impact.
When the summer heat peaks in Texas, the familiar hum of air conditioners across the state grows a little louder, and the demand for electricity on the state’...Read More
Newly uncovered documents show Vistra Energy’s predecessors were involved in climate change research in the 1970s.
The predecessor companies of Texas’ largest power provider, Vistra Energy, helped fund climate change research in the 1970s and 1980s that warned of the risks...Read More
Renewables and carbon capture may be first on the chopping block.
As President Trump attempts to implement an energy policy that emphasizes fossil fuel development, energy and climate researchers are anxious about how they may...Read More
During his 14 years as governor, Perry attempted to fast-track permits for 11 coal plants and supported building a radioactive waste facility in West Texas.
To say Rick Perry, Trump’s pick to lead the U.S. Department of Energy, has a poor environmental record would be an understatement. The overarching theme of Pe...Read More
The Sunset Commission nixed a recommendation to change the Texas Railroad Commission’s name to one that actually describes its role regulating oil and gas....Read More
Texans tempted by solar power leases may have to give up more than they realize.
The dust has largely settled when it comes to oil and gas rights, but landowners tempted by solar power leases may have to give up more than they realize....Read More
Set to retire in January, the Republican reflects on controversial energy legislation, whether climate change is real, and his grudging support for Trump....Read More
The Clinton versus Sanders fight largely lay dormant at the 2016 Texas Democratic Convention — until it really, really didn't.
Though Texas Democratic Party officials had worked hard to paper over the divisions between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters throughout the weekend...Read More
Ranchers were awarded 30 times the amount the company vying to build the pipeline had offered as compensation for rights-of-way around the buried pipe....Read More