New Texas House Committee to Examine EPA Rules

by Jim Malewitz, The Texas Tribune November 5, 2015 A new Texas House committee will investigate how federal environmental rules affect the state and its economy. House Speaker Joe Straus on Thursday announced that the House Committee on Federal Environmental Regulation will examine a litany of new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency efforts that have roiledContinue reading “New Texas House Committee to Examine EPA Rules”

Vying for the Title: States Across the U.S. Set Wind Output Records

October was a record breaking month for wind energy output. by Michael Goggin.  Originally published at AweaBlog.org Grid operators in Texas (ERCOT) and the Midwest (MISO) spent the past week neck and neck in a race for record wind output, leading to a near photo finish. Texas jumped into first place on October 22, eclipsingContinue reading “Vying for the Title: States Across the U.S. Set Wind Output Records”

Southwest Power Pool Study Misses Low-Cost Options for Meeting Clean Power Plan

by Michael Goggin Originally Published:  https://www.aweablog.org/southwest-power-pool-study-misses-low-cost-options-for-meeting-clean-power-plan/ The Southwest Power Pool released a study today examining the impacts of complying with EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Unfortunately, the study’s results are not realistic as the study arbitrarily limited the region’s options for complying with the Clean Power Plan. If the region had been allowed to fully utilizeContinue reading “Southwest Power Pool Study Misses Low-Cost Options for Meeting Clean Power Plan”