Geothermal energy; many of us have never heard of it, and if we have, it sounds like science fiction.  The first human use of geothermal resources started over 10,000 years ago, when settlers established themselves around hot springs for warmth...
As leaders in business, workforce and education, we have come together to urge you to continue our state’s long-standing support for renewable energy development in Texas.  Without this vital and growing industry, we are concerned the reduction in investment will...
LAREDO, Texas - A huge solar energy project is underway in Webb County, thanks in part to financing from the North American Development Bank. NADB, along with a syndicate of three other lenders, and global renewable energy developer BayWa r.e....
Texas’ lead in connecting the country to oil and gas, has built life as we know it, however today’s energy infrastructure is not the end to our journey of ingenuity. In fact, following the events of the Texas Freeze,...
Now that things are getting closer to normal after the extreme weather and blackouts, attention has rightly and rapidly turned to actions to ensure that we never have a repeat.  One thing that has emerged is the need for a...
It would be hard to overstate how much changed in 2020.   The global pandemic tested our resolve, forced lightning-speed adaptation in nearly every aspect of life, and the topic of energy catapulted to the top of political conversations.  However, one thing...
Among the myriad industries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic is one particularly critical to Texas: oil! As much of the global economy shut down to slow the spread of the virus this spring, fuel demand plummeted. Prices plunged, with...
RIO GRANDE CITY, Texas - Going forward, state Rep. Ryan Guillen wants to see hospitals and nursing homes given priority when power is switched off during extreme weather conditions. The Rio Grande City Democrat spoke about the deadly winter freeze...
MISSION, Texas - State Rep. Sergio Muñoz says the regulators and grid operators who allowed six days of electrical outages across the state this past week must be held accountable. The Mission Democrat welcomed Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan’s decision...
What went wrong with the Texas power grid during the recent extreme weather event? Everything – but it’s complicated.  One key issue is that Texas homes, buildings, and power infrastructures are geared toward dealing with the issue that we most...

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