April 2021 NEWS

New Poll Shows 78% of Voters Support Federal Investment in Water Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, DC (April 29, 2021)—A new poll by the Value of Water Campaign released today shows that American voters’ support for increasing federal water infrastructure investment (78 percent) remains high, is bipartisan, and is on par with eliminating COVID-19 and strengthening the... Read More >


As cities struggle to meet climate goals, Houston aims for lead role in energy transition

In 2017, when former President Donald Trump announced he would pull the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, a little known group called the Climate Mayors — a network of city leaders with ambitious goals for mitigating climate change — had roughly 80 members. By the time... Read More >


Blackout aftermath: An end to Texas' renewable boom?

Wind turbines spin as a pump jack pulls up oil near Harrold, Texas, in this July 31, 2020, photo. Texas is the largest producer of wind energy in the United States.   After years of relentless growth, renewable energy in Texas is facing new pressures that threaten to slow the rise of an... Read More >


1870 Strand Corp. and hotelier Mark Wyant enter into agreement for Hotel Galvez & Spa

1870 Strand Corp., which is owned by the estate of the late George P. Mitchell, plans to contribute the majority of the Hotel Galvez's sale proceeds to the Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation   GALVESTON (April 14, 2021)—1870 Strand Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitchell... Read More >


Texas should boost clean energy innovation, not discourage investors

Renewable energy met almost 40 percent of Texas’ electricity demand in March, and during some early morning hours this month, power was essentially free because the wind was blowing so hard, and demand was so low, according to grid data. Texas has more installed wind and solar capacity than... Read More >

© 2012-2021 Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation.