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Can a Renewables Boom Put Texans Back to Work?

2020-07-01T18:43:36+00:00

"David Arrington will always remember April 20, 2020. The Midland oilman woke up that Monday morning to a series of texts from friends. 'Hey, price of oil is getting low.'" Click Here »

Can a Renewables Boom Put Texans Back to Work?2020-07-01T18:43:36+00:00

Electricity Looking Hot, Hot, Hot in Texas

2020-06-15T12:37:55+00:00

"Texas is expected to be one of the only U.S. power markets with higher electricity demand this summer, which bodes for an exciting few months for some energy companies .....The Electric Reliability Council of Texas, the grid operator for roughly 90% of Texas’s electric load, expects to set another record for peak electricity demand [...]

Electricity Looking Hot, Hot, Hot in Texas2020-06-15T12:37:55+00:00

5 Wind Energy Giants Embracing Solar Power

2020-06-09T16:17:54+00:00

"More heavyweight wind developers are betting big on solar. Here are five to watch in the decade ahead." https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/five-large-scale-wind-developers-pivoting-to-solar  

5 Wind Energy Giants Embracing Solar Power2020-06-09T16:17:54+00:00

New Documentary “Switch On” Combats Energy Poverty

2020-05-20T13:06:34+00:00

"For much of the past two years, Bureau of Economic Geology Director Scott W. Tinker has been traveling the world to film a crucial documentary that illustrates the crisis of energy poverty. Some 2.5 billion people live in some form of energy poverty today. Access to secure energy impacts all other major humanitarian issues, [...]

New Documentary “Switch On” Combats Energy Poverty2020-05-20T13:06:34+00:00

ERCOT reserve margin up for summer 2020, energy alerts still possible

2020-05-13T17:57:47+00:00

"ERCOT adjusted its peak load forecast to 75,200 MW to account for economic impacts related to COVID-19. The new forecast is 1,496 MW less than what was reported in the preliminary summer SARA and increases the summer 2020 reserve margin to 12.6%, up from 10.6%. However, the new forecast is still higher than ERCOT’s [...]

ERCOT reserve margin up for summer 2020, energy alerts still possible2020-05-13T17:57:47+00:00

US Treasury to Tweak Tax Credit Deadlines for Renewables Projects

2020-05-08T10:34:03+00:00

"A concise three-sentence letter sent by the U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday suggests relief is on the way for a renewables industry concerned about meeting quickly approaching tax credit deadlines.  The letter came in response to a late April appeal from a bipartisan group of senators, who asked that the Department extend deadlines for [...]

US Treasury to Tweak Tax Credit Deadlines for Renewables Projects2020-05-08T10:34:03+00:00

The Solar ‘Duck Curve’ Might Look Different Under Coronavirus

2020-04-12T13:44:05+00:00

"It's unclear why this last week's data shows a deepening of the belly of the curve, given the continuation of high temperatures. But as for the steepening of the duck's "neck," Hinson noted that Austin typically has a lively nightlife. But under lockdown, people who might otherwise go out in the evening stayed home [...]

The Solar ‘Duck Curve’ Might Look Different Under Coronavirus2020-04-12T13:44:05+00:00

How will batteries plug into Texas’ power grid?

2020-02-05T16:46:40+00:00

"....Batteries are on the cusp of .... making intermittent power sources such as wind and solar into a supply as dependable as natural gas.....Utilities want to invest in the lucrative market......But power generators are fighting to keep utilities out......." https://www.houstonchronicle.com/business/article/How-will-batteries-plug-into-Texas-power-grid-15031826.php  

How will batteries plug into Texas’ power grid?2020-02-05T16:46:40+00:00

Paralegal Needed – Austin, TX Law Firm

2020-01-23T21:21:46+00:00

Renewable Energy / Real Estate Paralegal Position – Austin, Texas Minimum 2 years related work experience required.  Austin, Texas law firm is adding a paralegal to work on renewable energy and real estate transactions.  The ideal candidate will have commercial real estate and renewable energy transactions experience.  Responsibilities will include: · Assist clients with [...]

Paralegal Needed – Austin, TX Law Firm2020-01-23T21:21:46+00:00

2020 Outlook: Renewables, resilience and reliability needs will drive storage

2020-01-22T13:07:22+00:00

"Falling battery costs, increasing renewables on the grid and a focus on resilience and reliability will continue to drive growth in the energy storage sector in 2020.  Storage has had a good year, experts say: multiple states have made storage deployment a priority, utilities began rolling out pilot programs and battery prices continued to [...]

2020 Outlook: Renewables, resilience and reliability needs will drive storage2020-01-22T13:07:22+00:00