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Full Show: Stories From The Storm, And The Impact Of Rising Temperatures (July 23, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: A local group is concerned an end to DACA would hurt the Houston economy. We meet a teacher who invited a student and her family to move in with her after Harvey. We examine the effects of rising temperatures across the country. And we get an update on Houston sports.

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Should There Be More Tax Credits for Wind Energy in Texas?

Posted on · Environment Texas has released a report charting the progress of wind power in Texas since 2001. The environmental group is hoping to spur Congress to pass another round of wind production tax credits. Such PTCs are given to utilities based on how much electricity they generate from wind. Congress renewed the wind incentive last year, […]

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Understanding the President’s Clean Power Plan — and Reactions To It

Posted on · Last week, President Obama, flanked by EPA Chief Gina McCarthy, presented a revised “Clean Power Plan” setting standards to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030. That’s 9 percent more than the administration’s previously proposed rules. The plan requires states to submit plans to meet that goal. Reaction here in Texas and across the […]

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Is Houston, Texas TOO business friendly?

Posted on · Retailers in Texas encouraged Governor Perry to veto a Texas version of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Bad actors in the energy industry do environmental harm that might have been avoided in a state with more stringent regulations. In general, business is booming in Texas – especially here in Houston – but does it […]