December 2013 NEWS

Mitchell fund to expand in 2018

A foundation set up by the late billionaire George Mitchell and his wife intends to expand its grantmaking programs as well as pour resources into fighting poverty and improving education in Galveston Island, after Mitchell's estate is settled, the foundation president said Friday. Galveston... Read More >

Statement in regard to Houston Chronicle story

Statement from the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation Austin (December 24, 2013)—The Houston Chronicle published a story in its December 24, 2013 edition that included a number of inaccuracies about the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation. This statement is an attempt to clarify these... Read More >

Study: Gas, renewables will provide state's future electricity needs

Over the next two decades, natural gas and renewable energy, particularly wind and solar, will provide all new power generation for the state’s primary electricity grid, a new study predicts. The future of utility-size solar and wind energy generation remains very much linked to the price... Read More >

Report: Renewable energy to soar on Texas grid

Renewable energy could supply more than 40 percent of the electricity for Texas by 2032, according to a report issued Tuesday. Wind and solar energy are projected to contribute 25 to 43 percent of total power generation in the next 20 years, benefiting from technology improvements and compatibility... Read More >

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