wind energy http://tpr.org en ERCOT Report Shows Rolling Blackouts Not A Threat Anytime Soon http://tpr.org/post/ercot-report-shows-rolling-blackouts-not-threat-anytime-soon <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A report released by the Energy Reliability Council of Texas shows the state is not in any danger of rolling blackouts anytime in the near future. &nbsp;</span></p><p>ERCOT released three assessment reports looking at whether the state has enough energy reserves to meet the peak demand during the summer and fall of 2014 and then a long-term review of peak customer demand.</p><p>Warren Lasher, ERCOT’s director of system planning, said a set of new projects will help Texas meet its energy demand.</p> Fri, 02 May 2014 18:18:00 +0000 Ryan Poppe 31060 at http://tpr.org ERCOT Report Shows Rolling Blackouts Not A Threat Anytime Soon CPS Energy CEO Says Texas Is "OK" For Energy Ahead Of Another Hot Summer http://tpr.org/post/cps-energy-ceo-says-texas-ok-energy-ahead-another-hot-summer <p>Leaders in the field of electric reliability are talking about peak seasons ahead of summer since demand is always a hot topic around this time of year.</p><p>But as Texas increases generation of power with wind and solar resources, CPS Energy CEO Doyle Beneby thinks electric reliability is sufficient ahead of what could be a brutally hot summer.</p><p>He wants to focus on how to make it stay that way for the long run, though.</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:33:55 +0000 Ryan Loyd 30884 at http://tpr.org CPS Energy CEO Says Texas Is "OK" For Energy Ahead Of Another Hot Summer CPS Energy Grant Helps Jefferson Students Study Renewable Energy http://tpr.org/post/cps-energy-grant-helps-jefferson-students-study-renewable-energy <p>Thanks to a grant from CPS Energy, students at Jefferson High School are using state-of-the-art equipment to study renewable energy before their senior year. The program is part of the school’s architecture &amp; environmental studies&nbsp;magnet.</p><p>In Blu Odam’s advanced energy and environmental technology class, his six students have been studying how to generate renewable energy.</p><p>“Wind energy, solar energy, biofuels which includes bio-diesel and ethanol, and hydro energy which includes damns and water falls,” Odam explained.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:30:18 +0000 Joey Palacios 27149 at http://tpr.org CPS Energy Grant Helps Jefferson Students Study Renewable Energy The Cost Of A Statewide Campaign In Texas http://tpr.org/post/cost-statewide-campaign-texas <p><strong>Texas Matters:</strong> Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott released fundraising numbers this week, leading to a bigger conversation about the cost of campaigning in Texas, which considering the size of the state and inclusion of two of the top 10 media markets is expensive to say the least. <em>Also on this show:</em> Marijuana in Texas, prescription drugs from Mexico, ACA navigators and Google invests in a Texas wind farm.</p><p></p><p><strong>Release the numbers! Campaign finance in Texas</strong></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:42:53 +0000 David Martin Davies 25251 at http://tpr.org The Cost Of A Statewide Campaign In Texas Big Batteries Needed To Make Fickle Wind And Solar Power Work http://tpr.org/post/big-batteries-needed-make-fickle-wind-and-solar-power-work Giant batteries are coming to a power grid near you. In fact, they're already starting to appear on the grid in California.<p>That's because California is planning to rely increasingly on power supplies that aren't necessarily available every minute of every day. The state plans to get one-third of its electricity from wind and solar energy by 2020.<p>Utilities in the state are trying to figure out how they can cope with that uncertain power supply. Batteries aren't a panacea, but they could help.<p>Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:46:00 +0000 Richard Harris 23398 at http://tpr.org Big Batteries Needed To Make Fickle Wind And Solar Power Work Political Asylum Requests From Mexicans Have Tripled Since 2009 http://tpr.org/post/political-asylum-requests-mexicans-have-tripled-2009 <p><strong>Fronteras:</strong> More Mexicans are trying to escape intimidation and/or violence by petitioning the U.S. for political asylum.&nbsp;Human trafficking&nbsp;is a growing problem in the Southwestern United States. Authorities in Juárez are finalizing their investigation into the cause of a deadly explosion at a candy factory last month. The McDonald Observatory in West Texas is now home to the historic Otto Struve telescope.</p><p><strong>Mexican Political Asylum Requests Up</strong></p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:34:56 +0000 Crystal Chavez 21996 at http://tpr.org Political Asylum Requests From Mexicans Have Tripled Since 2009 The Source: SA Hosts Renewable Energy Big Hitters | The American Healthcare Paradox http://tpr.org/post/source-sa-hosts-renewable-energy-big-hitters-american-healthcare-paradox <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As CPS Energy closes down the </span>Deely<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> coal power plant and ponders whether a new gas or nuclear plant is the solution, a big conference is landing in town next week pushing solar, wind and other </span>renewables<span style="line-height: 1.5;">: The 2013 </span><a href="http://www.texasrenewables.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">Texas Renewables Conference</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 20:42:48 +0000 Paul Flahive 21542 at http://tpr.org The Source: SA Hosts Renewable Energy Big Hitters | The American Healthcare Paradox CPS Energy Working Toward Transparency On New Bills http://tpr.org/post/cps-energy-working-toward-transparency-new-bills <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Responding to criticism that it has failed to meet promises for additional transparency made by its CEO, this month CPS Energy will begin offering customers a breakdown of some of their costs.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A line on the back of the CPS Energy bill shows the customer’s Cost for Fuel Adjustment, the relative cost of different sources of energy it uses in its portfolio.</span></p> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 21:32:34 +0000 Eileen Pace 18043 at http://tpr.org CPS Energy Working Toward Transparency On New Bills Separating Church and State, Wind Energy and Wine http://tpr.org/post/separating-church-and-state-wind-energy-and-wine <p>Governor Rick Perry appeals to the religious right by talking about the "myth" of the separation of church and state and Rob Boston from Americans United for the Separation of Church and State responds. Wind energy is revitalizing rural Texas, so what is the future for the renewable energy source? How a Texas winery is using renewable energy to be self-sufficient.</p><p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 16:10:50 +0000 David Martin Davies 620 at http://tpr.org Separating Church and State, Wind Energy and Wine