Energy & Environment

Is Your Renewable Energy Electricity Plan Really Supporting Texas Wind And Solar?

Posted on · Unlike most cities across the country, Houstonians have lots of choices when it comes to buying electricity – including plans for people who want to support renewable energy.

Energy

How Power Flows To Your Houston Home — And Why It Failed To Do So During The Winter Freeze

Posted on · The deadly winter freeze gave many Texans a glimpse into how complicated – and in many ways, vulnerable – the state’s electricity system is. Half a year later many Houstonians are still figuring out what parts of that system actually failed.

Coronavirus

COVID-19, A Year Later: How Houston Is Learning And Growing Through A Global Pandemic

Posted on · Houstonians have experienced disaster after disaster -- from hurricanes and a winter freeze, to chemical plant explosions, to a global pandemic and the resulting economic downturn. Angela Blanchard studies disaster response, and she says we’re experiencing “an era of upheaval” in our region.