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May 21, 2021

Texas electricity bailout means a child not yet born could pay for February’s disaster as an adult

Texas electricity bailout means a child not yet born could pay for February’s disaster as an adult State lawmakers are looking at adding a monthly charge […]
May 20, 2021

‘Collective amnesia’: Texas politicians knowingly blew 3 chances to fix the failing power grid

‘Collective amnesia’: Texas politicians knowingly blew 3 chances to fix the failing power grid By James Osborne, Eric Dexheimer, Jay Root & Staff writers May 20, 2021 Ten […]
May 11, 2021

Electric Cooperatives, The Lone Shining Utility Star Of The Texas 2021 Winter Storm

Electric Cooperatives, The Lone Shining Utility Star Of The Texas 2021 Winter Storm By University of Houston Energy FellowsMay 11, 2021 Winter Storm Uri began to […]
May 7, 2021

As Texas Went Dark, the State Paid Natural-Gas Companies to Go Offline

As Texas Went Dark, the State Paid Natural-Gas Companies to Go Offline A program meant to reduce industrial electricity use during emergencies contributed to power plants […]
April 22, 2021

Does power grid operator ERCOT purposely communicate in gibberish so we don’t understand?

Does power grid operator ERCOT purposely communicate in gibberish so we don’t understand? By Dave Lieber “We won’t be participating in your story.” The author of […]
April 20, 2021

Colstrip bill reminds many of Montana’s energy deregulation debacle

Colstrip bill reminds many of Montana’s energy deregulation debacle BY KEILA SZPALLER 4/20/21 It’s no wonder that people talk about the 1997 energy deregulation debacle in […]
April 13, 2021

Power Scare Shows Texas Grid Still at Risk After Blackouts

Power Scare Shows Texas Grid Still at Risk After Blackouts By Mark Chediak Texas faced a brief power-grid scare Tuesday night, less than 60 days after […]
April 6, 2021

KPRC 2 Investigates: How much are you paying for electricity deregulation?

KPRC 2 Investigates: How much are you paying for electricity deregulation? Amy Davis, Consumer ExpertAndrea Slaydon, Special Projects Producer Cheap and reliable electricity was the biggest […]
March 26, 2021

Opinion: Energy is key to our health and wealth, yet the public understands little about it

Opinion: Energy is key to our health and wealth, yet the public understands little about it We tolerate energy illiteracy at our own risk. Question: What […]