In Texas, Market Forces Driving Shift To Cleaner Energy, Study Says

2016-05-19T15:00:21+00:00

According to a study released by the Brattle Group Texas is on pace to rely more heavily on natural gas, wind and solar energy in the coming decades — and much less on coal. That’s regardless of how judges rule in battles over federal regulations meant to speed the shift toward cleaner-burning electricity sources, according [...]

In Texas, Market Forces Driving Shift To Cleaner Energy, Study Says2016-05-19T15:00:21+00:00

El Paso May Become the First Texas City to Go Coal Free

2014-07-10T14:28:11+00:00

El Paso’s public utility announced plans to run the city coal-free in two years. It’s a bold proposal since no major U.S. city can run without coal power yet, but it seems possible, and it puts El Paso ahead among Texas cities that have sought to end their dependence on coal.  The announcement mirrors an [...]

El Paso May Become the First Texas City to Go Coal Free2014-07-10T14:28:11+00:00

Wind vs. Coal: The Fight for a Mountaintop

2010-08-14T16:32:14+00:00

LORELEI SCARBRO’S husband, Kenneth, an underground coal miner for more than 30 years, is buried in a small family cemetery near her property here at the base of Coal River Mountain. The headstone is engraved with two roosters facing off, their feathers ruffled. Kenneth, who loved cockfighting, died in 1999, and, Ms. Scarbro says, he [...]

Wind vs. Coal: The Fight for a Mountaintop2010-08-14T16:32:14+00:00