Taelyn Harris, 12, a sixth grader at Klentzman Intermediate School, reacts to the shocking feeling of touching the Van de Graaff electrostatic generator at the Houston Museum Of Natural Science booth during the Energy Day Festival at Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby St., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015, in Houston. The free energy education presented by Consumer Energy Alliance targets K-12 students.  ( Melissa Phillip  / Houston Chronicle )

Energy Day Festival 2015 celebrates science at Sam Houston Park

OCI Solar Power's Alamo 4 plant in Brackettville features more than 150,000 solar panels and sits on 600 acres of privately owned land. The solar farm is OCI Solar's first Texas project outside of metro San Antonio and was built as part of an agreement with CPS Energy to provide solar-generated electricity.
Credit: OCI Solar Power

Texas makes big leap in energy efficiency rankings

Texas moved up eight spots to rank 26th nationally after the state became more aggressive in policing proper energy code compliance for buildings as part of a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy, according to the report by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
(Jason Alden/Bloomberg)

Texas electricity complaints drop to lowest level in years

Texans filed 6,973 electricity-related complaints or questions with the Texas Public Utility Commission for the 2015 fiscal year that ended after September, which is down from the previous low of 7,129 complaints in 2013.

Insurers asked to send clarifying notice of quake coverage in Oklahoma

Oklahoma’s insurance commissioner is asking insurance companies to send customers a notice to clarify whether their policies cover earthquake damage caused by things like mining or oil and gas exploration.
Yuval Steinitz, Israel's energy minister, speaks during an interview in 2010. (Tom Starkweather/Bloomberg)

Israel close to resolving dispute with Noble Energy, energy minister says

After months of delays, Noble Energy will likely get the green light soon to press forward with developing two massive offshore gas fields in Israel, resolving a long-standing dispute that has slowed the Houston oil company’s investment to a halt, the country’s energy minister said Tuesday in a private meeting with energy officials and reporters in Houston on Tuesday.
A wind farm in West Texas, outside of Roby. (Photo courtesy Rational Middle Media)

EDF building new Texas wind farm for Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble made the announcement of the Tyler Bluff Wind Project on Monday at the White House as part of the company signing the “American Business Act on Climate Pledge” to achieve 30 percent renewable energy power to its plants globally by 2020. The wind farm will be built near Muenster in Cooke County by the end of 2016.

Commentary: Ex-Im Bank: A Symbol of Crony Capitalism

When Elizabeth Warren says that the system is rigged, she’s right but for the wrong reasons. There is an abundance of evidence that the federal government is too big and that we have become an over-governed society. One of the consequences is that big companies with lobbying clout have an advantage when it comes to […]
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Saudi crude stockpiles at record high

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter, is storing record amounts of crude in its quest to maintain market share as it cut shipments.
Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)

Alaska to convene special session on gas issues

The Alaska Legislature is set to convene for its third special session this year, this time to consider a buyout of one of the state’s partners on a proposed multibillion-dollar liquefied natural gas project.
(Brett Clanton/Houston Chronicle)

With little drilling, Wyoming oil surge not expected to last

Wyoming’s economy is feeling the effects of drilling rig crews packing up and moving out.