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Oct 06 2016

The sun still shines bright in Texas

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 http://bit.ly/2dxvZVm Richard Kessler 10/05/2016   IN DEPTH: Texas PV – the fastest draw in the west Since Recharge wrote last year about Texas becoming the next big thing in solar power, the state’s PV industry has grown at a far faster pace than anyone had predicted. Ercot, which operates 90% of the Texas grid, predicts […]

Oct 04 2016

The University of Houston helps pave the way for more efficient solar energy

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http://bit.ly/2dGJ7Xg Jeannie Kever 10/03/2016 Advance in Low-Cost Clean Energy Generation Researchers at the University of Houston and Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reported a substantial advance in generating electricity through a combination of concentrating solar power and thermoelectric materials. By combining concentrating solar power — which converts light into heat that is then used to […]

Oct 03 2016

Texas has some of the best wind in the country, and now we’ll be able to use it

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Apex Clean Energy has acquired the Novus IV wind energy project from Novus Windpower, LLC, headquartered in Guymon, Oklahoma. The project, located in Hansford County and Sherman County, Texas, in the north Texas Panhandle, has the potential to bring 360 MW of wind energy into the Southwest Power Pool market. It is expected to begin construction in […]

Sep 30 2016

Texas Wind Energy to be Amazon’s Latest Big Purchase

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http://bit.ly/2dwUa9I Sergio Chapa, Dallas Business Journal , WFAA 09/30/2016 Amazon to Buy 90 Percent of Electricity From Texas Wind Farm Tech and retail giant Amazon.com Inc. is moving further into the renewable energy sector following the announcement that it has commissioned a 253-megawatt wind farm just a few hours northwest of San Antonio. Amazon (Nasdaq: […]

Sep 27 2016

Texas Coal Juggernaut Switches its Attention to a Cleaner Alternative

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http://bit.ly/2dcUabF Jordan Blum Houston Chronicle 09/26/2016 Westmoreland Coal to cut 250 jobs, close Texas mine NRG Energy’s decision to switch to a cleaner-burning variety from Wyoming will cost 250 jobs The Westmoreland Coal Co. said it will cut about 250 Texas jobs when it closes its Jewett Mine after NRG Energy opted to switch to […]

Sep 26 2016

Texas continues to be a strong leader in solar energy

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http://www.pv-tech.org/news/vivint-solar-now-available-in-texas By Danielle Ola Vivint Solar now available in Texas Popular US residential installer Vivint Solar has expanded into Texas, with services beginning in the Austin area. A strategic move, the company has enlarged its renewable energy portfolio into the market with the highest electricity consumption in the US; accounting for more than one-eighth of […]

Sep 23 2016

NRG will take on SunEdison’s renewable energy project in Texas

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Bryan Kirk http://patch.com/texas/houston/nrg-wins-auction-bid-sunedison-clean-energy-projects HOUSTON, TX — NRG Energy has won its bid to acquire numerous clean energy projects from bankrupt SunEdison. The sale is one of several that SunEdison, once the fastest-growing U.S. renewable energy company, is holding since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April after an unsuccessful debt-backed acquisition drive. Solar industry experts indicated […]

Sep 19 2016

Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of your solar panels

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http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2016/09/getting-the-most-out-of-solar-panels.html By Lenny Tinker Solar is cheaper than ever, thanks to the falling cost and rising efficiency of photovoltaic (PV) solar panels. But here’s something to consider: figuring out the real cost of solar energy is about more than just the price tag on the panels and their rated power output. For example, there’s the lifespan […]

Sep 15 2016

Amazon reveals plan to capture the wild winds of West Texas

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September 15, 2016 08:59 AM http://bit.ly/2ctMTEz SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced “Amazon Wind Farm Texas,” a new 253-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Scurry County, Texas, that will generate 1,000,000 megawatt hours (MWh) of wind energy annually – enough energy to power almost 90,000 U.S. homes1. Amazon Wind Farm Texas will include more than 100 turbines, […]

Sep 12 2016

With new record-breaking growth, solar energy has a bright future

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http://www.ecowatch.com/solar-energy-record-growth-2003130851.html By Tom Kimbis, Solar Energy Industries Association It seems like clockwork at this point. With each new Solar Market Insight (SMI) report, the solarindustry sees more historic growth and this new report from GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is no different. The solar industry installed 2,051 megawatts of PV in Q2 2016, bringing the […]

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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