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Houston Import Project and The Other College Guide: Thursday’s show (March 19, 2015)

Posted on · With the dramatic population growth of recent years in Greater Houston comes the need to update and expand services ranging from public transportation to clean water to electricity. Does Greater Houston have enough electricity to meet growing demand? If not, how might we meet that demand in an economically viable way? One approach is the […]

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Could Wind Energy Ever Replace Fossil Fuels in Texas?

Posted on · Each Tuesday of this month, leading up to Earth Day, Houston Matters is exploring efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative, renewable forms of energy, Today we talk about developments in wind energy. It’s something some heavy hitters in the oil and gas industry have pursued over the years. (Perhaps most notably T. Boone […]

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What Keeps Solar Energy from Taking Off in Texas?

Posted on · Each Tuesday of this month, Houston Matters will explore efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative, renewable forms of energy, those that might someday dramatically reduce carbon emissions. In future weeks, we’ll explore wind energy, hydrogen, and biofuels. We start today with solar energy. We discuss efforts to expand the use of solar energy […]

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Understanding ERCOT — The Folks Who Manage Most of Texas’ Electric Flow

Posted on · You might not have heard about ERCOT — The Electric Reliability Council of Texas — but it affects your life, whether you’re aware of it or not. The agency manages electric flow for 23 million Texans — some 85 percent of the state’s electric load. Dave Fehling, KUHF’s StateImpact Reporter for energy and the environment, stops by to […]