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    54% of New Electric-Generating Capacity in U.S. Will Be Solar in 2023, EIA Says

    54% of New Electric-Generating Capacity in U.S. Will Be Solar in 2023, EIA Says

    A new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration expects 54% of new electric-generating capacity in the U.S. to come from solar energy for 2023. Developers are planning to add 54.5 gigawatts of new utility-scale electric-generating capacity to the country’s power grid this year, most of it being solar, according to EIA’s Preliminary Monthly Electric […]

    Texas LNG Plant’s Carbon Capture Proposal Slammed as ‘Greenwash’ and ‘Band-Aid on a Bullet Hole’

    Texas LNG Plant’s Carbon Capture Proposal Slammed as ‘Greenwash’ and ‘Band-Aid on a Bullet Hole’

    The proposed Rio Grande LNG export facility near Port Isabel, Texas, would pollute their community and local environment, hurt the local shrimping and tourism industries, and exacerbate climate change, community advocates say.  “This is a poor community, yes. We’re not saying we don’t need jobs,” said Dina Nuñez, of Vecinos para el Bienestar de la […]

    Arctic Air Brings Dangerous Cold to U.S., Could Test Texas Grid

    Arctic Air Brings Dangerous Cold to U.S., Could Test Texas Grid

    A bomb cyclone of Arctic air is descending on the lower 48 states, bringing with it life-threatening extreme cold, heavy snow and rain, and blizzard conditions. The National Weather Service office in Buffalo, NY — no stranger to extreme winter weather — described it as a “once in a generation winter storm.” The coldest temperatures […]

    Renewables Save Texans Money as Coal and Gas Prices Soar

    Renewables Save Texans Money as Coal and Gas Prices Soar

    Texas is often associated with fossil fuels, especially oil. But it turns out a greener kind of energy is saving the state’s customers a significant amount of money.  A new report from IdeaSmiths LLC found that wind and solar had generated as much as $106 billion in savings and benefits in Texas between 2010 and […]

    Texas the Biggest Culprit in Toxic Waterway Discharge in U.S., Report Finds

    Texas the Biggest Culprit in Toxic Waterway Discharge in U.S., Report Finds

    A new report from nonprofit Environment America analyzed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data and found that Texas is the No. 1 state in the U.S. for discharging of toxic pollutants into streams, rivers and lakes.  Environment America has been producing the report since 2009. Since the first analysis of the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory […]

    Lights Go Out as Texas Meteorologist Warns of Strain on Power Grid

    Lights Go Out as Texas Meteorologist Warns of Strain on Power Grid

    It’s a common joke that the weather report is always wrong, but a Texas meteorologist had the opposite experience last Wednesday when reporting on an ongoing heat wave. During a 3 p.m. broadcast, KTRK in Houston meteorologist Travis Herzog warned about how the high temperatures could impact the power grid.