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Solar Power in Houston is Growing, But How Do We Compare to Other Cities?

Houston’s solar capacity is growing, according to a new report from the Environment Texas Research and Policy Center. But how much is it growing? And how does Houston’s growth compare to that of other Texas cities — and other major metro areas across the nation, for that matter? Luke Metzger of Environment Texas joins us […]

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Houston's solar capacity is growing, according to a new report from the Environment Texas Research and Policy Center. But how much is it growing? And how does Houston’s growth compare to that of other Texas cities — and other major metro areas across the nation, for that matter?

Luke Metzger of Environment Texas joins us to tell us where Houston stands on solar energy. And he explains a couple solar projects connected to Greater Houston that could further increase the amount of solar energy being used in the region in the coming years.

(Above: Solar panels adorn the roof of Houston’s Green Building Resource Center. Photo: Houston Public Media Staff)

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Shining Cities 2016: How Smart Local Policies Are Expanding Solar Power in America (Environment Texas, April 6, 2016)

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Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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