July 2021 NEWS

Pat Wood helped create Texas’ electricity market, then he lost power for 36 hours in the freeze

This op-ed is part of a series published by The Dallas Morning News Opinion section to explore ideas and policies for strengthening electric reliability. Find the full series here: Keeping the Lights On. By 2030, Texas will likely get electricity from renewables 80% of the time. That’s... Read More >


A federal tax credit could incentivize (and accelerate) the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

Austin (July 14, 2021)—A current federal tax credit to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by storing carbon dioxide from industrial sources could be critical to help the U.S. reach end of decade carbon neutrality targets while yielding economic benefits, particularly on the Texas and Louisiana... Read More >


STATEMENT from former PUC of Texas Commissioners on ERCOT roadmap

Our group of former Public Utility Commission commissioners of Texas and senior staff have reviewed ERCOT’s roadmap and see it, together with recent legislation, as significant steps toward fixing the Texas Electric System. We applaud the Texas Legislature’s broad direction and grants... Read More >


Essay: A West Texas roadmap for mitigating the impact of energy development

  Wind turbines in the water off Block Island, R.I, the nation's first offshore wind farm. The Biden administration wants to know whether offshore wind companies want to move into the Gulf of Mexico. The Interior Department said last month that an agency overseeing offshore leases will... Read More >


The Future of Global Energy: Houston Well-Positioned to Serve as Net-Zero Hub

A globally-renowned expert on carbon capture said this week that Houston is ideally positioned to become a world-class, net-zero industrial hub thanks to the region's infrastructure, natural resources and talent.  Dr. Julio Friedmann, senior research scholar at the Center on Global Energy... Read More >

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