On this week’s National Podcast of Texas, the author of ’Superpower’ outlines the state’s pioneering role in America’s transition toward fossil fuels alternatives.
‘Wall Street Journal’ reporter Russell Gold’s new book, ‘Superpower,’ crafts an engaging narrative of one man’s quest to modernize the American energy business.
Though some will reap serious profits, the region’s dealing with skyrocketing rents, overcrowded schools, and potholes as big as VW Beetles.
The state’s biggest industry finds itself in an unusual position: facing landowner-friendly reforms at the Texas Legislature.
During a summer with record heat and record power usage, supply is keeping up with demand.
The current head of the Department of Energy gave his alma mater a $2.5 billion gig, and they beat out rival UT’s bid.
"We need more women to tackle the energy transition and tackle the biggest challenges we face: climate change, energy poverty, and good infrastructure."
The energy secretary outlined the Trump administration’s new direction at an oil and gas conference in Houston.
Plus: power reserves dip from coal plants shuttering and Austin commands the cheapest solar.
States and cities that do not create adequate "adaptation and mitigation strategies" may face tarnished credit ratings, Moody's warns.
Plus: Texas installs quite a few solar panels, CenterPoint Energy has a gas outage in Northeast Texas, and pipeline companies worry about their tax break.
The Dallas-based company, which owns a major stake in the Dakota Access pipeline, is seeking $1 billion in damages.
As wind energy takes a central role in the Texas grid, ”wind rights” are the new mineral rights.
Rick Perry returns from Saudi Arabia, Sen. Cornyn slips a little something nice for big oil into the tax bill, and Exxon opens its first gas stations in Mexico.
Transportation edged out electricity as the biggest source of carbon emissions last year in the United States.
The date is the anniversary of an important court ruling for oil industry employees.
Plus: Wind power soars past coal in Texas, T. Boone Pickens puts his giant ranch up for sale, and former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson is on his last legs as Secretary of State.
The fault lines had been inactive for 300 million years before fracking started.
One of the museum’s most popular attractions is back and bigger than ever.
CCS has the potential to play an important role in reducing the carbon emissions from power generation.
The authors call for increased mandatory distance between disposal wells and water sources and for local community members to be more vocal in decisions regarding wastewater.
Operators need to monitor data from their wells in real time in order to prevent the next Deepwater Horizon, experts say.
Plus: Rick Perry makes a fossil fuel gaffe, a $100 million West Texas solar project goes on hold, and Exxon starts looking into green energy.
The former head of the TCEQ did not impress senators in Washington on Wednesday with her grasp of science.
A recent grant can help the UTSA team improve their thermal energy-harvesting system.
Also: A lawmaker celebrates a proposal to end subsidies for electric cars, batteries in West Texas, and fracking’s impact on air quality.
His comments come after a recent visit to South Africa.
Making TOU rates a reality for residential customers in Texas could help solve challenges facing the electric grid.
The University of Texas-Austin claims the most advanced state-run earthquake monitoring system in the nation.
The former vice president spoke in Georgetown about climate change and renewables.
Methane hydrate, the compound recovered by the scientists, could provide power to future generations.
Plus: Irving-based Fluor to turn the lights back on in Puerto Rico and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos christens a wind farm.