Energy & Environment

Public Utility Commission Decision May Enable Largest Electricity Providers In Texas To Become More Powerful

Posted on · The PUC decision could allow two companies that already hold more than 70% of the market share to scoop up even more consumers, which experts worry will stifle competition and raise prices for everyone in the unregulated market in the long term.

Town Square

Over One Million Harris County Residents Without Power As Temperatures Plunge Below Freezing

Posted on · CenterPoint Energy’s Executive Vice President assures that all houses without power are being monitored via digital meters and energy workers are attempting to restore power as quickly as possible.

Houston Matters

Full Show: Record-High Power Use, Writer Nic Stone, & A Visit To Candytopia (Aug. 14, 2019)

Posted on · On Wednesday's Houston Matters: We discuss whether Texas has the energy it needs for the oppressive heat of summer, we break down the week in politics, writer Nic Stone discusses her work, and we visit a candy-themed wonderland.

Full Show

Local Reaction to State of the Union, ERCOT, & Art of Bartending: Houston Matters for Wed., Jan. 29, 2014

Posted on · President Obama addressed a number of issues in his State of the Union address that have implications for Houston and Texas. The general tenor of his speech also has implications for the Lone Star State. Prominent Texas officials including Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Ted Cruz have vociferously opposed much of the President’s agenda. Cruz […]