Energy & Environment

While Texas Lawmakers Target Renewables, The State’s ‘Thermal Fleet’ Threatens Grid Stability Yet Again

Posted on · The state’s grid operator warned of a possible energy emergency on the grid Tuesday. It said slightly warmer-than-expected weather was part of the problem, but it was really the fact that coal, gas and nuclear power were offline all at once.

Energy & Environment

Resigning ERCOT Board Members Acknowledge ‘Pain And Suffering’ From Extreme Power Grid Strain That Caused Outages For Millions Of Texans

Posted on · In the power grid operator’s first board meeting since Texas’ power outages, a sixth ERCOT board member confirmed his resignation, and new details show that a shortage of natural gas fuel was a bigger problem last week than in 2011.

Houston Matters

Full Show: The Future Of Houston’s Workforce, And Life On A Boys Ranch (May 1, 2018)

Posted on · On Tuesday's Houston Matters: We discuss the reliability of Texas' energy grid and consider the challenges facing Houston's workforce. Then, a former Congressman talks about growing up on a boys ranch. And a new book tells the story of the 2017 Astros against the backdrop of Hurricane Harvey and illustrates what the championship meant for the city.