Executive editor S. C. Gwynne on researching the energy industry and writing about coal plants.
The real Enron scandal.
The biggest economic news in Texas is the merging of the electric and natural-gas utility industries in anticipation of the coming deregulation of electricity. Huge deals are in the works: Houston Industries, the parent of Houston Lighting and Power, is acquiring Houston-based NorAm, the nation’s third-largest gas utility; and Texas…
Here’s the plot for the legislature’s 140-day run, opening soon.