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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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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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Ranchers Approve Added Charge for Cattle Sales in Texas

Every time a cow is sold in Texas, a dollar of that sale goes to industry groups that use it to promote and research beef. It’s part of a national program called the “beef checkoff,” and that charge will now … Continue reading

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