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Texas has many natural fuel resources – let’s use them all in ERCOT

By Howard Arey The Austin Journal, September 27, 2022   The diversification of the Texas energy marketplace is a smart step for all Texans that will ensure all Texans are blessed with abundant energy at the lowest price in the decades ahead.   In response to Mr. Peacock’s article, “Why Texans are paying more for less […]

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ERCOT interim CEO Brad Jones blames the grid’s 2021 failures on organization’s mixed-up priorities

By Michael McCardel WFAA ABC News 8   Before his run atop ERCOT ends next month, the outgoing interim CEO says he’s proud that the organization has shifted its focus from affordability to reliability.   DALLAS — It’s a job no one wanted: restoring reliability within the Texas electric grid.   And yet Brad Jones […]

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Coal rush! Energy crisis fires global hunt for polluting fuel

By Sudarshan Varadhan , Helen Reid , Nuzulack Dausen , Jonathan Saul and Nina Chestney The sleepy Tanzanian port of Mtwara mainly dealt in cashew nuts until late last year. Now it bustles with vessels loading up with coal, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine drives a worldwide race for the polluting fuel.   Tanzania traditionally […]

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Continued Instability In State Power Grid A Colossal Risk To Texas, U.S.

  By Dave Manning   Reform Austin , September 27,2022   As Texans try to get through summer heat this month, temperatures are predicted to reach near 90 degrees heading into October. While winter is still months away, ongoing concerns about the state’s power grid continue to be on the minds of everyone who was […]

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Squandering Energy Independence In A Chaotic World

  By Daniel Markind   Forbes , September 27,2022 Over the last two weeks, while news coverage in America has been fixated on the FBI’s raid on Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago, and later on the death of Queen Elizabeth II, there have been important news stories not widely reported in the United States. Turkish […]

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Fed Policymakers Unveil Hydrogen Transportation Bill

  Transport Topics News , September 27,2022   Legislation that would establish a grant program at the U.S. Department of Transportation to assist with the adoption of heavy-duty hydrogen fuel cell vehicles was recently introduced in the U.S. Senate.   The Hydrogen for Trucks Act is designed to provide financial support for fleet owners and […]

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Cracking the carbon removal challenge

By Leda Zimmerman   MIT News , September 26th, 2022   By most measures, MIT chemical engineering spinoff Verdox has been enjoying an exceptional year. The carbon capture and removal startup, launched in 2019, announced $80 million in funding in February from a group of investors that included Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures. Then, in […]

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ERCOT says electricity will stay on this fall if grid conditions are normal

By Hojiun Choi The Dallas Morning News, September 6, 2022   Texas’ main electric grid operator, ERCOT, expects to have enough power generation this autumn to keep the lights on if conditions are normal. But a large number of power plant failures could mean blackouts.   The Electric Reliability Council of Texas forecasted on Tuesday […]

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Global emissions targets spell growth for CO2 tech sector

By Corbin Hair E&E News, September 20, 2022   Companies that produce technologies to remove or reduce carbon emissions are “poised for strong continued growth,” reaching an expected value of $1.4 trillion by 2027, according to new market research.   The research report, recently released by the financial data firm PitchBook, predicts that the sector […]

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An Oil Company Shows Wall Street How to Do ESG

By Rupert Darwall Real Clear Energy, Sept. 20, 2022   In his essential book, “How the World Really Works,” scientist Vaclav Smil writes of modern urbanites’ profound ignorance about the energy and material requirements of the modern world. “We are a fossil-fueled civilization,” Smil writes. “We cannot simply walk away from this essential determinant of […]

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