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Dec 08 2016

Nothing like a list of renewable energy facts to warm up your morning!

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      10 Clean Energy Facts to Bring Us Together This Holiday Season http://bit.ly/2gZMYCT Jim Marston 12/07/2016 Being a democrat in Texas – a historically red state – can sometimes result in tense family gatherings around the holidays. It’s why many of us agree to simply “not talk politics.” But this approach is exactly […]

Dec 07 2016

Renewable Energy Will Always Be A Top Priority

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http://www.salon.com/2016/12/07/americas-renewable-energy-industry-has-grown-up-and-it-is-too-big-to-kill/ If you’re an American environmentalist, there’s a lot to be sober about these days. The crippling defeat of progressive politics in the November elections swept Republicans into Congress that could help Trump fulfill his campaign promises to dismantle environmental policies established under the Obama administration, revive a dying U.S. coal industry and pull out of the 193-country Paris accord aimed […]

Dec 02 2016

Here’s some Texas-style renewable energy trivia to start your day!

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    Three surprising facts about modern Texas wind farms http://bit.ly/2gHFWjJ Anna Luke 12/01/2016   Throw a dart at a map of Texas, and you’ve got a good shot at hitting a wind farm. With 117 projects online, Texas leads the nation when it comes to wind power. In September, 2015, Comanche County, Texas joined the […]

Dec 01 2016

Tackling climate change is good for the planet and your business.

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  America Knows Better: Addressing Climate Change is Good Business http://bit.ly/2gbKPAG Ben Ratner 11/30/2016   President-elect Donald Trump made claims of his own business smarts a cornerstone of his campaign. Vote for him, the logic went, and send a first-rate businessman to the Oval Office to apply business acumen to make America great. Unfortunately, Trump’s […]

Nov 29 2016

Texas is among states turning to the future with renewable energy jobs.

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 http://bit.ly/2gfkcOf Stephen Hanley 11/28/2016 Clean Energy Jobs Increasing While Fossil Fuel Jobs Are Decreasing IRENA Says. IRENA, the International Renewable Energy Agency, says the trend is clear. Jobs in clean energy industries like solar, wind, geothermal and hydroelectric are increasing while jobs in oil, natural gas, and coal extraction are decreasing worldwide. About 8.1 million […]

Nov 21 2016

Making Renewable Energy More Affordable in Texas

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http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/cypress-creek-renewables-and-trieagle-energy-join-forces-to-make-clean-energy-more-accessible-and-affordable-in-texas-601283155.html DALLAS, TX, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - Cypress Creek Renewables, the nation’s leading developer of local solar projects, and TriEagle Energy®, a leading independent energy retailer based in Woodlands, Texas, today announced the launch of a new direct-to-consumer program that will make solar energy more accessible to thousands of Texas consumers. Through the new SunEagle™ program, residents in North Texas can instantly […]

Nov 16 2016

A solar and wind hybrid could be the solution to replacing fossil fuels

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https://www.greenbiz.com/article/want-boost-wind-and-solar-power-bring-them-together What’s keeping solar and wind power from fully taking over the electric grid? For starters, the sun only shines during the day. Wind blows intermittently, is seasonally variable, and is not always blowing when the energy is needed. But what if solar and wind work together? “Wind resource tends to complement solar resource,” said Sarah […]

Nov 11 2016

Walmart looks at Texas to achieve their clean energy goals

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http://fortune.com/2016/11/04/walmart-sustainability-2025/ Walmart Aims to Generate Half Its Energy From Renewable Sources by 2025 It also wants to be done with landfills soon. Walmart  WMT -0.57%  wants to be as green as the billions of dollars it rings in every week. The world’s largest retailer on Friday laid out a new environmental road map for the next few years as it […]

Nov 10 2016

Oil Policy in Texas and Elsewhere Can’t be Ignored by Trump’s New Political Order

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    Trump Election Shakes Up Oil Policy—Energy Journal http://on.wsj.com/2fUxP6J Neanda Salvaterra 11/10/2016 Donald Trump’s surprise victory in Tuesday’s U.S. presidential election has fanned expectations that he would clear the path for new oil pipelines, end U.S. participation in global climate change pacts and boost American oil output and coal mining. Mr. Trump has promised to revive several oil […]

Nov 08 2016

As election day dawns, clean energy comes out on top.

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One industry stands to gain no matter who wins the election REB Images | Blend Images | Getty Images Many people assume that the next President will greatly influence the energy landscape in the U.S. In reality, no matter who wins this election, clean energy will continue to win due to its strong fundamentals. As […]

Testimonials
  • "“As the Texas population continues to grow, so will our energy consumption needs. We must have tools that empower the consumer to choose their products and monitor their usage wisely. TexasIsHot.org is a great resource, which is exactly what Texans need in today’s deregulated market.”" - State Rep. Burt Solomons (R-Carrollton), Chairman of House State Affairs Committee
  • "In order to meet our goals, we need programs like the TexasIsHot campaign to help change the way people think about energy." - State Sen. Troy Fraser (R-Horseshoe Bay), Chairman of Senate Natural Resources Committee
  • "Texas leads the nation in wind power because it makes money, not because it makes us feel better. Texans are a practical, penny-wise people who I think will be happy to learn how to save a few bucks on their power bills with the common-sense advice at TexasIsHot.org."-Jerry Patterson, Commissioner of the Texas General Land Office
  • "If every Texas household adopted just a few of the dozens of energy efficiency strategies referenced on TexasIsHot.org, our air would be cleaner, our limited supply of natural resources would be better protected, and our wallets would be heavier..." Kip Averitt (R-Waco), Former State Senator and Chairman of Senate Committee on Natural Resources
  • ”The TexasIsHot campaign targets an important piece of the clean energy effort -- educating Texans on the way we use electricity and quantifying the financial and environmental costs associated with our use. By just reducing the amount of electricity we use and waste, TexasIsHot.org can show people how to save money..." State Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin)
  • "Fluctuating energy costs are really hurting Texas families and businesses, but by just making a few easy changes, Texans can cut down on energy waste. TexasIsHot.org is a tremendous resource which arms consumers with the information they need to save themselves money by becoming more energy efficient, and help our environment." State Sen. Rodney Ellis (D-Houston)
  • "Texas is the third fastest growing state in the nation with a net growth of 1,000 people each and every day. This brings many challenges including providing clean and affordable electricity. That is why I'm excited about TexasIsHot.org. This website is an instructional resource that will help Texans save on their energy bills at home and in the workplace..." State Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford)
  • "Now, more than ever, Texans need to work together to conserve energy and to make more efficient use of the energy we consume. The TexasIsHot.org website is an extraordinary resource for people who want to save money and help conserve our precious natural resources..." State Rep. Rafael Anchía (D-Dallas)
  • "By partnering with the TexasIsHot Coalition we can extend our effort’s reach, leverage our resources, and ensure that Austin’s energy grid continues to be a test-bed for technologies, products, and services that will transform our state’s energy system." Brewster McCracken, Executive Director, Pecan Street Project
  • "The City of Houston is working harder than ever to make Houston green and energy efficient, but we need the help of every citizen. I would encourage everyone to take a moment to explore the TexasIsHot website to learn what we can all do to make Houston, and the rest of Texas, the green and energy efficient example for the rest of the nation." Mayor Annise Parker, Houston
  • "Energy efficiency is one of our top priorities. Partnering with the TexasIsHot Coalition will help us educate citizens and local businesses about energy-efficient practices in order to meet our goal of reducing residential and commercial electric use." Gavin Dillingham, Chief of Sustainable Growth – General Services Department, for the City of Houston
  • "We are excited about the new partnership that the City of Corpus Christi has entered into with the TexasIsHot Coalition. TexasIsHot.org provides a platform to educate policy makers, city employees and citizens on how to save money and help the environment by conserving energy..." Mayor Joe Adame, Corpus Christi
  • "I am excited that the City of Corpus Christi has joined the TexasIsHot Coalition and look forward to working with them to help Texans become smarter energy users. Energy efficiency is by far the best way for people to reduce their bills and help the environment, but we need education and outreach to make this happen." State Rep. Solomon Ortiz, Jr (D-Corpus Christi)
  • "Because of its fast growth and hot summers, Texas has to get smarter about energy conservation. I applaud the efforts of Corpus Christi and TexasIsHot to help businesses and residents reap the benefits of increased efficiency." Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa (D-McAllen)
  • "Energy efficiency is the cleanest, quickest and cheapest way to get smart about energy use, saving both money and the environment. I applaud the TexasIsHot Coalition in their effort to educate Texans about the benefits of energy efficiency..." Luke Metzger, Director, Environment Texas
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