We recommend this gripping piece on the boom-and-bust cycle for your weekend longread.
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.
In recent months the West Texas oil town has smelled, in one resident’s words, like “a dog’s anal gland.” And no one is 100 percent sure why.
Just in time for Christmas.
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.
Part of the Climate Mayors organization, the leaders are striving to meet goals stated in the Paris Agreement.
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.
The holidays usually mean seeing more of your family, friends and getting that contagious jolly feeling. Although it can be the most wonderful time of the year, it can also be the busiest and most expensive. Family gatherings and colder weather can cause a ruckus in your home, not to…
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.
Experts discuss Permania and the oil field’s future at the University of Houston.
Investments in transmission lines from wind-producing regions bring options, savings, and reliability to consumers.
One of the museum’s most popular attractions is back and bigger than ever.
Renewable projects fare better under the Senate’s tax reform measure.
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.
More than one hundred gas stations in Texas face fines.
Oil’s rise was as dependent on the old as much as the new. The industry also benefited from changes in agriculture.
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.
The freewheeling sculpture garden Eclectic Menagerie is the most Houston museum in the Bayou City.
It seems unlikely that Perry’s coal subsidy could have saved them, according to an expert at UT.
Moving electricity through West Texas comes at a steep price.
Also: Battle over ethanol moves into Mexico, Vistra Energy announces two more plant closures, and Rick Perry faces a tough crowd.
As Secretary Perry increases funding for carbon-capture research, let’s look at what that means.
October is National Energy Action Month, and has been since 1991. It marks not only a national effort to highlight how central energy is to our national prosperity, security, and environmental well-being, it is also a time to re-focus our own efforts on ways we can conserve and use less…
The future of the region is uncertain—but Texas-based companies are holding on to assets there.
Recruiting new talent may become more challenging at a time when oil and gas companies need it most.
In Texas, Smart Meter deployment first started in 2008 and smart meters were almost fully deployed in the state by the end of 2012. This change from the older analog meters to the wireless digital meters provided many benefits for customers. But what are those benefits and how can your…
Also: Occidental’s Harvey losses hit $70 million, Texas exports to India, and Valero renews its golf sponsorship.
The plan keeps a deduction for intangible drilling costs and lowers the corporate tax rate, but the future of other exemptions is uncertain. Renewables like wind and solar appear less advantaged under the new plan.
The San Antonio Republican is focused on this one issue in his inquiry on Russian interference with domestic business.