As wind energy takes a central role in the Texas grid, ”wind rights” are the new mineral rights.
Oil and gas companies get a pass-through provision from Cornyn; wind energy companies may have a harder road ahead.
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.
Scientists at UT predict that by 2019, the state will get more energy from wind than coal.
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.
Texas has a golden opportunity for clean energy: reusing coal-mining land for utility-scale solar.
There are not enough pipelines to take away the natural gas being produced in the Permian Basin.