Posted on · Texas is making big changes in what it uses to generate the electricity you use. The state’s power grid may be getting cleaner and cheaper.
Posted on · Last month, we told you how CenterPoint Energy wanted to add about $26 dollars to your annual electricity bill and how the City of Houston was preparing to fight the utility. Now, there’s word of a settlement.
Posted on · Houston has a problem with flooding. April's Tax Day Flood led the city to appoint a “flood czar.” But what can Houston — or any flood-prone city — do differently to reduce flooding when a foot-and-a-half of rain falls in just 12 hours?
Posted on · We’ve been telling you how the recent flooding has been damaging homes and ranches in our area. But could it also be hurting your health?
Posted on · Some of the Texas officials who regulate the state’s electricity industry say you have only yourself to blame if you’re paying too much.
Posted on · Consumer group finds “deregulation” continues to lead to higher electricity prices in Texas cities where dozens of companies offer rate plans.
Posted on · "The energy industry will recover, prices will recover. Firms are going to have to start thinking about their talent strategy....There is going to be, I think within the next six months to a year, a real competitive war for the best and the brightest in this industry," said Les Csorba.
Posted on · Environmental groups are claiming a victory in a battle with ExxonMobil over pollution from its refinery in Baytown.
Posted on · One effort aims to slow down floodwaters before they ever get to Houston.
Posted on · With all the rain we’ve been having, it may easy to forget that it wasn’t long ago we were in a drought. Texas still faces a long-term water problem that it shares with another big state.
Posted on · There’s a debate in Texas over the value of oil wells. What’s a well worth, now that the price of oil is less than half what it was two years ago? The answer determines how much property tax will be owed.
Posted on · For almost a year now, we’ve been telling you about the state’s “Power to Choose” website and about complaints the site is deceptive. Those complaints are now piling up.
Posted on · After the flooding last month in Houston, a local geologist noticed something that looked suspicious: some of the areas of Houston hit hardest were also areas where the land is sinking. The sinking is called “subsidence". But there’s a debate over whether it's actually making flooding worse.
Posted on · Drilling for oil and gas may have slowed down in Texas, but there are still millions of barrels of contaminated wastewater that has to be disposed of. The tainted water is what comes back up out of the ground during drilling operations. Public interest groups say regulations are outdated and are putting the environment at risk.
Posted on · Houston and 31 other cities are challenging a request by CenterPoint Energy to pass on millions of dollars in higher costs to consumers.