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Nov 07 2016

Fort Hood will be home to the Army’s first hybrid renewable energy project

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Fort Hood goes green with renewable energy project By Rosie Newberry FORT HOOD, Texas (KXAN) — Fort Hood in Killeen will soon be home to the Army’s first hybrid renewable energy project, which includes on-site solar panels and off-site wind turbines. This is the largest renewable energy project ever undertaken by the Army. The solar panels will […]

Nov 01 2016

Southern Co. Powerfully Establishes Itself in its New Texas Home

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Southern Co. subsidiary makes first wind acquisition in Texas http://bit.ly/2eXjouq Tim Steere 10/31/2016   Southern Co,’s clean energy wholesale subsidiary recently made a key acquisition in Texas. Southern Power on Monday announced the acquisition of a controlling interest in the 257-megawatt, 150-turbine Wake Wind Energy Center, the company’s first wind acquisition in Texas. Invenergy Wind LLC, the […]

Oct 28 2016

November Conference Draws Renewable Energy Giants to Georgetown, Texas

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  Georgetown chosen to host renewable energy conference http://bit.ly/2dOJ6Eu Cody McCrary 10/27/2016 Georgetown will be the site of the second annual GridNEXT conference Nov. 9-11 at theSheraton Texas Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center. The event is being put on by The Texas Renewable Energy Industries Alliance, a nonprofit working to promote and enhance the renewable energy industry in Texas. […]

Oct 24 2016

Here’s how to make any home more energy efficient

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Many consumers are mindful of the environment when making purchases these days. Just look at the popularity of hybrid vehicles, alternative fuels, locally grown produce and a host of other products designed to use fewer resources and reduce pollution and waste. Housing is definitely on that list. What pollutes more, a car or a house? […]

Oct 20 2016

Texas towns are really starting to take clean energy seriously.

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  Cities across the U.S. commit to 100 percent renewable, clean energy http://bit.ly/2ew1uOl Jason Axelrod 10/19/2016 Several cities across the country are transitioning to 100 percent renewable energy in the future or are exploring the feasibility of doing so. Park City, Utah (population 8,128) became the latest to commit to using 100 percent renewable energy on Oct. […]

Oct 18 2016

Federal clean energy plan looks like a “win-win” for Texas.

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If Obama’s climate change plan is upheld in court, what would it mean for Texas? Tom Benning Washington Bureau 10/18/2016 WASHINGTON — For John Dudley, wind power in Texas is a “win-win.” The 72-year-old rancher in Comanche County, two hours southwest of Dallas, hails the large wind farm that sits partly on his land as […]

Oct 17 2016

Texas’ City Codes Are Favoring Clean Energy

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AL ORTIZ New houses built in Houston will make it easier to use an alternative energy source that is plentiful in Texas. The Houston City Council recently approved a new construction code for single family homes, townhouses and condos that means the builder has to use roofs with a surface of at least 600 square […]

Oct 13 2016

Iron Mountain establishes itself as Texas’ wind-powered ally.

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  Iron Mountain signs wind PPA to support Texas operations Michelle Froese 10/12/2016 http://bit.ly/2e8hHhG   Iron Mountain Incorporated , a global provider in storage and information management services, has announced the signing of a wind-power purchase agreement (PPA) that will leverage renewable energy sources to power as much as 30% of its North American electricity footprint. That capacity will […]

Oct 11 2016

Last month was a productive one for wind-focused states.

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  September was busy month in wind power, with dozens of projects http://bit.ly/2dUmzFi Boost Post Barry Cassell 10/10/2016   The Colorado Public Utilities Commission approval on Sept. 30 of the 600 MW Rush Creek Wind Project of Xcel Energy‘s Public Service Co. of Colorado unit capped off a very busy month of September for the wind […]

Oct 10 2016

Texas’ Clean Energy is Driving Electricity Prices Down

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Residential prices for electricity have dropped this year for the first time since 2002, despite worries that shutting down coal-fired power plants and relying more on wind and solar would ruin the economy, according the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Prices are down 0.7 percent this year, the EIA said Thursday. That’s a reversal of the last […]

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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