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The 14-member group of fiscally conservative Democrats said they backed the bill the night before a House subcommittee is expected to approve the measure.
While critics oppose the continuation of what they call “wind welfare,” Texas leads the nation in wind power, which makes up about 14 percent of the Texas grid’s generation capacity.
A House subcommittee will vote on legislation to lift the oil exports ban on Thursday, launching a push to get the measure through Congress this year.
Houston gas prices are down 5.9 cents a gallon from last week, 21.9 cents from last month, and $1 less than the same time last year.
Over 200 years ago, John Adams made an observation that has stood the test of time: “Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence; nor is the law less stable than the fact…” In recent decades, […]
The Democratic governor has to break through a logjam in his own party in the final week of the legislative session.
On Saturday morning, the Coast Guard said vessel traffic on the affected part of the river was open, with a safety zone in effect from mile marker 938 to 934.
The summer saw high gasoline demand and ever-cheapening prices at the pump, but the fall is expected to see up to 1.3 million fewer barrels of crude oil a day processed into gasoline by refineries while some plants are temporarily shut down, said analyst Brad Heffern of RBC Capital Markets.
Allies of our nation’s environmentalist movement are not about to let facts get in the way of swaying public opinion in their efforts to garner support for its overreaching agenda. Case in point: a recent column by the Center for American Progress (CAP) attacking efforts to lift the ban on U.S. crude oil exports. The […]
Distributed Energy, or DE, is defined as energy generated on the customer’s side of the electric meter. Think, for example, of electricity coming from small-scale diesel generators that otherwise provide backup power for large buildings. Rooftop solar panels also can provide distributed energy.