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Texas Energy: What Did We Miss?

Posted on · We’ve been devoting time in recent weeks to talking about the various sources of energy in Greater Houston and across Texas. In previous weeks, we’ve talked about the future of energy from wind, solar, coal and nuclear and natural gas. On today’s show, we examine any forms of energy we may have missed, including biofuels. We talk with Loren Steffy, […]

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The Fate of Oil and Natural Gas in Houston’s Energy Future

Posted on · We’ve been devoting time in recent weeks to talking about the various sources of energy in Greater Houston and across Texas. In previous weeks, we’ve talked about the future of energy from wind, solar, coal and nuclear. On today’s show, we examine the state of oil and natural gas. We talk with Regina Mayor, KPMG Global Sector Head, and […]

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Social Security, Solar Energy, and Ulysses (Yes, Really): Houston Matters for Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015

Posted on · Texas Congressman Kevin Brady wants to change a long-standing provision of Social Security to provide more benefits to some public sector employees who work second jobs. He’s pushing for passage of a bill called The Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act to repeal and replace the Windfall Elimination Provision first passed back in the 1980s. On […]

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Alternative Energy Series Conclusion, Ashby High-Rise & The Inner Marilyn: Houston Matters for Tues., April 29, 2014

Posted on · Each Tuesday of this month, Houston Matters has explored efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative, renewable forms of energy. In previous weeks, we discussed solar energy, hydrogen, wind power, and biofuels. On this edition of the program, we ask what you’d prefer to see energy companies here in Texas pursue – whether traditional […]

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What Keeps Solar Energy from Taking Off in Texas?

Posted on · Each Tuesday of this month, Houston Matters will explore efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative, renewable forms of energy, those that might someday dramatically reduce carbon emissions. In future weeks, we’ll explore wind energy, hydrogen, and biofuels. We start today with solar energy. We discuss efforts to expand the use of solar energy […]

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Solar Energy, 290 Construction & Golf: Houston Matters for Tues., April 1, 2014

Posted on · Each Tuesday of this month, Houston Matters will explore efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative, renewable forms of energy, those that might someday dramatically reduce carbon emissions. In future weeks, we’ll explore wind energy, hydrogen, and biofuels. We start today with solar energy. We discuss efforts to expand the use of solar energy […]

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Social Entrepreneurs: Part Non-Profit, Part Business

Posted on · Social entrepreneurs launch businesses or initiatives – some for profit, some non-profit – but all designed to create some sort of social change or value. Recently, Houston’s chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum brought some leading social entrepreneurs from around the country to town to help Houstonians understand what social entrepreneurs do, and the challenges […]

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Green House Promotes Solar Power

Posted on · Reporters are invited to tour a green house in Upper Kirby that is powered by solar energy. A report from two environmental organizations shows that the Texas economy could benefit from stronger solar energy standards. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Ready, Set, Solar!

Posted on · A group of Rice University students is competing in the nation's Capitol to build the best solar efficient home. A panel of architects and engineers will judge the team this week. Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.