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RENEWABLES COULD ADD TENS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN TEXAS (Former Chief Dpty. Comptroller, Billy Hamilton)
August 16, 2010
RENEWABLES COULD ADD TENS OF THOUSANDS OF JOBS IN TEXAS
If lawmakers next year expand the renewable portfolio standards for electric generation to 13,000 with about one-fourth of that set aside for solar power, Texas could expect to add nearly 23,000 jobs a year for the next decade and almost $279 million more in state and local tax collections, a study released today shows.
The study, Texas’ Clean Economy … What We Need to Succeed, by former Chief Deputy Comptroller Billy Hamilton, argues that the state has a vast untapped potential More >
HERMAN K. TRABISH: AUGUST 10, 2010 Strong Growth, But Are Rocky Times Coming for Wind?
Wind is strong, but natural gas, transmission line issues loom
“We’re growing dramatically,” Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory staff scientist Ryan Wiser said of the wind industry’s 2009 performance. “We’re on a path to achieve much higher levels of wind.” This is in stark contrast to wind’s 2010 first half performance, which American Wind Energy Association CEO Denise Bode characterized as “dismal.”
The 2009 Wind Technologies Market Report, by Wiser and Mark Bolinger of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), describes a record-breaking 2009. Yet a 71 percent drop in installation in the More >
June 28, 2010
AUSTIN, Texas—The University of Texas at Austin will receive up to $19 million from the U.S. Department of Energy and NRG Energy to design and oversee a monitoring plan for a carbon capture and storage demonstration project in southeast Texas.
The project will demonstrate advanced technology to reduce emissions of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) from a coal-fired power plant.
This project will be among the first in the state of Texas, and one of only a handful in the world, to use anthropogenic CO2 as opposed to naturally occurring CO2 for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). EOR is a technique that More >
Friday, July 2, 2010, 11:40am CDT
Austin Business Journal – by Francisco Vara-Orta Staff Writer
Pflugerville could be home to the largest solar farm in Texas, pending a final agreement between RRE Austin Solar, the City of Pflugerville, Elgin ISD and Travis County, according to local officials.
RRE Austin Solar, a local company backed by India-based investors, has bought 600 acres of farmland about 15 miles east of Pflugerville.
The Pflugerville City Council announced this week that it has signed an agreement with Austin Solar, under which the company will install up to $750,000 in More >
MICHAEL KANELLOS: JUNE 21, 2010
That brings the total to 5 million in the Lone Star State. But will lawsuits follow?
Landis + Gyr will install over 1 million gas and electricity smart meters for CPS Energy in San Antonio, Texas bringing the total number of meters for which Landis is under contract for that state to over five million.
CPS serves approximately 707,000 electricity customers and 322,000 natural gas customers in the region. The utility wants to gets its smart meter network fully operational by 2015. Like smart meter deployments elsewhere, CPS’ network will grow in size and complexity as time goes on. More >