Posted on · Episode: 2871 In which Samuel P. Langley talks about solar powered engines in 1884. Today, an idea, long before its time.
Posted on · Texas has seen a boom in solar power in recent years, and experts say that’s helped the state grid weather an intense June heat wave.
Posted on · Proposals considered damaging to Texas’ wind and solar sectors, many of which had been introduced in standalone bills earlier in the session but failed to win enough support to become law, have now been resurrected and added as amendments to a make-or-break piece of legislation to continue the operation of the state's Public Utility Commission.
Posted on · On Monday's show: A new project in Sunnyside plans to convert a landfill into the nation's largest urban solar farm. Plus, we take a closer look at what motivates Gov. Greg Abbott. And an expert outlines what we do and don't know about microplastics in our water -- and in our bodies.
Posted on · On Friday's show: Possible missed opportunities for grid resilience, the challenges 3D printed guns create for law enforcement, and MacGyver the Musical makes its world premiere at Stages Houston.
Posted on · Unlike most cities across the country, Houstonians have lots of choices when it comes to buying electricity – including plans for people who want to support renewable energy.
Posted on · In the past two years, installed solar capacity in Houston has more than quadrupled, as more homeowners are going solar.
Posted on · On Monday's show: Details on the city’s new solar co-op, a unique book shows what life was like for African Americans in Houston 50 years after emancipation, and the latest developments in Houston sports.
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.
Posted on · A renewable energy company will build solar farms in Fort Bend County
Posted on · With most of the island still without electricity, some Puerto Ricans are hoping to follow the example of developing world countries — and turn to the sun for power
Posted on · Stocks for solar companies took a hit after President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris climate agreement. But one Houston-based firm is not worried – thanks to a unique concept.
Posted on · Texas leads the country in wind energy production and, because of the way the state’s electric grid is set up, most of that power stays right here. But a plan that would allow the state to make money exporting wind and solar power is moving slowly.
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 […]
Posted on · Texas is making big changes in what it uses to generate the electricity you use. The state’s power grid may be getting cleaner and cheaper.