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Louisiana, Texas To Gain Thousands of Energy Jobs At Start of 2023

By Bojan Lepic Rigzone, Jan. 6, 2023 Louisiana and Texas are set to gain thousands of energy jobs in the first part of 2023, the LSU Center for Energy Studies said in its 2023 Gulf Coast Energy Outlook. As in previous years, this edition of the Gulf Coast Energy Outlook (GCEO) provides a comprehensive overview […]

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Texas added more jobs than any other state in the country last year

By Sarah Asch Texas Public Radio, Jan. 30, 2022 The Texas economy is on fire. The state added 660,000 new jobs last year – more jobs than any other, and twice the number of new jobs compared to its historical average, according to a new report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics published this week. […]

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UH director sees Texas, Permian as leader in energy transition

By Sarah Asch Texas Public Radio, Jan. 30, 2022 He made a career in the oilpatch, most recently serving as chief scientist at Shell Oil. But rather than retirement, Joe Powell has opted to help guide the industry through the energy transition. Powell was named founding director of the new University of Houston Energy Transition […]

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Carbon Removal Is Where Green Investment Should Go

By Lara Williams Bloomberg, Jan. 26, 2023   Green investment hit a milestone in 2022: The world put as much money into replacing fossil fuels as it put into producing them, with clean energy investments jumping 31% from 2021 to top $1 trillion for the first time. Of course, it’s not job done. Annual investments into decarbonizing the economy […]

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Scientists Unveil Least Costly Carbon Capture System to Date

By Brendan Bane Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Jan. 23, 2023   RICHLAND, Wash.—The need for technology that can capture, remove and repurpose carbon dioxide grows stronger with every CO2 molecule that reaches Earth’s atmosphere. To meet that need, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have cleared a new milestone in their efforts to make […]

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Solar generation makes another big jump in Texas in ’22, but gas is still state’s top power source

By Diego Mendoza-Moyers The San Antonio Express-News, Jan. 13, 2022 The rapid growth of solar power in Texas continued in 2022, as it generated nearly three times the amount of electricity statewide that it did just two years ago. Solar produced 6 percent of the power generated on the Texas grid last year — and […]

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First, Biden came for your gas stove. Next, Democrats will come for your gas heater

By Justin Haskins FOX News, Jan. 17, 2022   The commissioner of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Richard Trumka Jr., recently said his agency is considering banning gas stovesbecause they can cause asthma in children, among other health and respiratory maladies.   Trumka called gas stoves “a hidden hazard,” and further said, “Any […]

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CNC Praises Representative Darby’s Bill Designating Carbon Capture Ventures as Advanced Clean Energy Projects

AUSTIN – The Carbon Neutral Coalition (CNC) today praised Representative Drew Darby (R-San Angelo) for filing House Bill 1158 which would designate carbon capture ventures as “advanced clean energy projects” making them eligible for funding under the Texas Emissions Reduction Plan (TERP) administered by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Making carbon capture projects […]

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Critic of fossil fuels to lead key off-shore oil agency for Biden

By Timothy Puko The Washington Post, Jan. 10, 2022 The administration plans to name Elizabeth Klein the new director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, which also oversees offshore-wind development The Biden administration is using a new opening at a powerful offshore energy agency to elevate a critic of fossil fuels who previously was […]

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DoE backs Port of Corpus Christi’s hydrogen hub advancement

By Jasmina Ovcina Mandra Offshore Energy, Jan. 10, 2023 The Port of Corpus Christi has been encouraged by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstration to submit a full application for its Horizons Clean Hydrogen Hub (HCH2) through the Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs Program. The port sees itself as the prime […]

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