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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 […]

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How Realistic is Hydrogen as the Next Big Energy Source?

Posted on · Each Tuesday of this month, Houston Matters is exploring efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative forms of energy that might someday, in some way, dramatically reduce carbon emissions. Last week, we discussed solar energy. In future weeks, we'll explore wind and biofuels. Today, we talk about developments in harnessing hydrogen energy. We welcome […]

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Hydrogen Fuel and Your Gardening Questions: Houston Matters for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Posted on · Each Tuesday of this month, Houston Matters is exploring efforts here in Greater Houston to pursue alternative forms of energy that might someday, in some way, dramatically reduce carbon emissions. Last week, we discussed solar energy. In future weeks, we'll explore wind and biofuels. Today, we talk about developments in harnessing hydrogen energy. We welcome […]

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Are Unregulated Drilling Waste Pits A Threat To Texas Groundwater?

Posted on · Not since the oil boom of the 1980s have so many wells been drilled in Texas. Last year the total number of “holes drilled” for oil & gas topped 24,000 state-wide according to Texas regulators. But there’s concern that Texas isn’t doing enough to make sure that all that drilling doesn’t end-up polluting precious groundwater. […]

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Reserve Pits, Houston’s Health, Indie Bookstores & Birding: Houston Matters for Wed., April 2, 2014

Posted on · On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Dave Fehling, Houston Public Media’s State Impact reporter for energy and the environment, about concerns related to what are known as “reserve pits” on drilling sites. These pits are dug on the site of a drilling rig and filled with waste that comes out of oil […]

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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 […]