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Wind accounted for 10 percent of Texas electricity in 2014

Texas wind is becoming an important part of the energy mix in the state, and according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)-- the operator of the grid covering most of Texas-- more than 10 percent of electricity on the grid in 2014 came from wind generation.

TX energy challenges could be solved with solar

Texas ranks 13 th in the U.S. for cumulative installed solar capacity, according to SEIA. However, the state could be doing a lot more for its infrastructure when it comes to using solar. With acres of usable land, Texas has huge potential-- more than twice that of any other state-- to increase its solar ranking.

Wind whipping Texas coal generation

Since 2008, Texas has seen significant changes in the electricity market, to the point where wind power and natural gas prices have made large, capital-intensive coal plants uneconomic.

TX legislation addresses PACE financing for water conservation

New legislation would allow building owners in Texas to secure private sector financing for water conservation and energy-efficiency improvements through low-cost, long-term loans repaid with voluntary property assessments.

Google drops $200M on Spinning Spur wind

The Texas panhandle is a great source of wind energy and Google is capitalizing on what green energy the state has to offer for the first time.

Texas to explore smart meter opt-out

The Texas Public Utility Commission unanimoulsy voted last week to draft rules allowing millions of state businesses and residences to opt out of smart meters.

Texas doubling wholesale electric price cap

Wholesale electricity in Texas just got a whole lot more expensive, as state regulators try to jumpstart new generation in order to cover peak load and reserve margins.

A&M home to largest vertical-axis wind turbine install

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi can officially say that it now operates the largest vertical-axis wind turbine installation of its kind in the United States.

Texas on pace for energy shortage by 2014

Texas is struggling to meet increasing consumer demand for energy and could face serious capacity shortages by 2014 unless regulatory and policy changes are made, according to research by state

Smart meter mandates: Is your state next?

The advent of automated meter reading (AMR) technology and smart meters has changed the way customers and utilities manage and view electricity. Smart meters smart meters are an initial step toward