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Wind: The Number One Renewable Energy Source in Texas

Posted on · We’re setting aside time each Thursday in the coming weeks to discuss developments in energy production in Texas. Last week, we talked about solar power in Houston. In the coming weeks, we’ll discuss nuclear and other forms of energy. Today, we turn our attention to wind power and talk with Michael Skelly, founder and president of […]

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The Future of Solar Power in Houston

Posted on · The City of Houston recently announced an expansion in renewable energy. The city agreed to purchase an additional 20 megawatts of solar power. Over the next couple of weeks, Houston Matters will devote part of our show talking about the various forms of energy in Greater Houston and across Texas. Today, we examine solar energy with Dr. […]

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New Planets Discovered, and an Expansion in Renewable Energy: Thursday’s Show (March 2, 2017)

Posted on · (Above: This artist’s rendering depicts the TRAPPIST-1 planetary system, based on available data about their diameters, masses and distances from the host star. The cool, reddish star is about 40 light-years awayfrom Earth. Image Courtesy: NASA/JPL-Caltech) Here in Space City, we talk a lot about what’s next in space travel and the role we may […]

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

Posted on · 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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Solar Capacity, and Robots Taking Our Jobs: Tuesday’s Show (May 3, 2016)

Posted on · Houston’s solar capacity is growing, according to a new report from the Environment Texas Research and Policy Center. But how much? And how does Houston’s growth compare to that of other Texas cities — and other major metro areas across the nation? On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss where Houston stands on solar […]

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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, […]