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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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DOE Works to Build Avenues to Transmit Renewable Energy — What Does That Mean For Houston?

Posted on · A Houston-based company has entered into an agreement with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to carry out a project designed to modernize a portion of the country’s electric grid and be able to deliver wind-generated energy from the Texas panhandle, Oklahoma and southwest Kansas to more than 1.5 million homes across several states. DOE […]

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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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Failures in Corruption Investigations at the Border: Wednesday’s Show (December 16, 2015)

Posted on · On Tuesday (Dec. 15 2015), Gov. Greg Abbott announced Texas National Guard troops would remain at the Mexico border. Their nearly 18-month mission — prompted by an influx of unaccompanied children pouring into the country — was supposed to end this month, but it will now continue amid another wave of arrivals. Of course, it’s not just […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

More Wind Power, HERO Trial, and Texas Earthquakes: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From an increasing percentage of Texas energy coming from the wind, to the winding down of the trial over Houston’s Equal Rights Ordinance, to HISD police getting body cameras, to an increased risk for earthquakes in Texas: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts consists […]

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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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Wind Energy, Child Abuse Prevention & Texas Hair: Houston Matters for Tues., April 15, 2014

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 on Houston Matters 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 […]