June 2021 NEWS

REPORT | Evaluating Net-Zero Industrial Hubs In the United States: A Case Study of Houston

HOUSTON (June 30, 2021)—As Congress deliberates a major infrastructure bill, the Center for Global Energy Policy at Columbia University has issued a key report on "net-zero industrial hubs" and how they can meet the twin goals of advancing energy infrastructure and reducing emissions to... Read More >


Analysis: The Texas electric grid and the improvements that didn’t come

Texas lawmakers passed major bills in response to the winter storm power outages that killed hundreds of Texans in February. But there’s still a lot to do. After the deadly and expensive electrical outages during a winter freeze in February, Texas lawmakers set out to... Read More >


[Opinion] We helped design ERCOT, here's how to prevent another major Texas electricity failure

  The Arctic weather system that hit the South Central United States in February 2021 led to the deaths of almost 200 Texans (many more by some estimates), extended power outages for two-thirds of Texas residents, residents, and caused more than $100 billion in damages to Texans’ homes... Read More >


Texas Is Pressed to Do More To Prepare for Power Collapse

A power substation in Waco, Texas, was surrounded by snow after a severe storm left millions in the dark in February. Texas needs to revamp the procurement of “black start” resources—the power generation that would be needed to jump start the grid in the event of a... Read More >


[OPINION] The future of renewable energy is playing out in West Texas

Click here to read at HoustonChronicle.com. As the threat of COVID-19 subsides in the United States, the Biden administration is launching energy and land policies that have far-reaching economic, social and environmental implications. These new policies seek to reduce net greenhouse gas... Read More >


Texas Can Do More to Prevent Future Blackouts, Say Former PUC Commissioners

Austin (June 3, 2021)—Texas has more work to do to prevent the kinds of weather-driven blackouts that devastated the state in February 2021. That is the conclusion of Never Again: How to Prevent Another Major Texas Electricity Failure, a groundbreaking report issued today by five past Public... Read More >


FACT SHEET | Never Again: How to prevent another Texas electricity failure

Texas has more work to do to prevent the kinds of weather-driven blackouts that devastated the state in February 2021. That is the conclusion of Never Again: How to Prevent Another Major Texas Electricity Failure, a groundbreaking report issued today by five past Public Utility Commission of... Read More >


REPORT | Never Again: How to prevent another major Texas electricity failure

Authors: Pat Wood III (PUCT Chairman 1995-2001, FERC Chairman 2001-2005) Robert W. Gee (PUCT Chairman/Commissioner, 1991-1997) Judy Walsh (PUCT Commissioner 1995-2001) Brett Perlman (PUCT Commissioner 1999-2003) Becky Klein (PUCT Commissioner/Chairman 2001-2004) Alison Silverstein (PUCT... Read More >

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