ERCOT urges Texans to save energy Monday

ERCOT urges Texans to save energy Monday

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is warning about extreme hot weather and its strain on the power grid.  The state agency urged Texans to conserve electricity on Monday, July 11 between 2-8 p.m. ERCOT said record high electric demand and low wind...

How Heat Waves Threaten the Texas Grid

How Heat Waves Threaten the Texas Grid

In the wake of the horrific winter storm in February 2021 that exposed the frightening fragility of Texas’s power grid, much has been written about the failures of ERCOT and Republican leadership to weatherize and strengthen the state’s electrical system for cold...

Ted Cruz Proves Himself Wrong on Energy Inflation

Ted Cruz Proves Himself Wrong on Energy Inflation

Texas energy prices are rising at a dramatic rate once again, and Senator Ted Cruz is falling back on blaming an old boogeyman for the price hikes: the Green New Deal. Over the weekend, Cruz released an incendiary statement on Twitter blaming the dangerously rapid...

The future of energy in Texas

The future of energy in Texas

On January 10, 1901, a well in Spindletop struck oil. A lot of oil. The black liquid spewed out at a rate of 100,000 barrels a day for nine days straight, the largest such gusher the world had ever seen up to that point. This marked the beginning of Texas’ days as an...