Tag Archives: Renewable Energy

Construction Begins On Texas’ Largest Solar Farm

Construction has started on what will be the largest solar farm in Texas, the latest sign of renewable energy’s continued growth in what has traditionally been oil and gas country, via Houston Public Media.

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Texas City Moves To 100 Percent Renewable Energy, Spurred By Federal Plan That New Administration Is Expected To Spurn

GEORGETOWN, Texas — Donald Trump’s victory and the impending Republican majority in Congress mean the Obama administration’s initiative to cut greenhouse gas emissions – the  Clean Power Plan – is almost certainly dead on arrival. It’s currently before a federal appeals … Continue reading

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Wind Power’s Success In Texas Leads To Subsidy Challenge

AUSTIN, Texas — Energy production in Texas is dominated by oil and gas. But the state also leads the United States in the production of wind power. Some energy analysts suggest that wind power’s success in the Lone Star state has … Continue reading

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West Texas Solar Plant Comes Online

Less than eight months after breaking ground, the company constructing one of the state’s largest solar plants says it has begun harnessing West Texas’ intense rays. First Solar, based in Arizona, announced Thursday that it had completed the first phase of … Continue reading

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Texas Solar Challenge: Renewable Energy Gains Ground in the Lone Star State

This month, we brought you a series of reports looking at the road ahead for solar power in  the Lone Star State. Texas is, of course, an historically oil-and-gas dependent state. home to the nation’s highest-producing oilfield in the Permian Basin. … Continue reading

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4 Ways Texas Could Win Big Under New Climate Change Rules

Earlier this year, the earth hit a frightening milestone: carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached its highest level since humans have inhabited the earth. The last time there was this much carbon on the planet was nearly a million years ago. … Continue reading

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Despite Obstacles, Solar Gains Ground in Texas

This week we have examined the opportunity and challenge for solar power in Texas. There are no state mandates or incentives for solar. And the head of the Public Utilities Commission says Congress should end solar’s 30 per cent federal tax credit. Despite that landscape solar is … Continue reading

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As Solar Grows in Texas, Border City Provides a Model

For most of its life, the small border city of Presidio, Texas has been on the edge of the electric grid. This rugged part of West Texas has seen a major upgrade of its transmission lines over the past five years, … Continue reading

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The Solar Challenge In Texas: Lessons Learned From Arizona, California

Texas has been called an energy superpower. Fracking technology is allowing Texas producers to extract vast amounts of oil and natural that were once out of reach. The state pumps more natural gas that any other. And it leads the country in wind energy. … Continue reading

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French Company Joins Solar Industry March to West Texas

Yet another solar company is looking cash in on the wide-open skies of West Texas. Paris-based Solairedirect has announced plans for a two-phase, 100-megawatt solar farm on a ranch about 14 miles east of Alpine in rural Brewster County. By … Continue reading

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