Tag: Rick Perry

Texas remains top carbon polluter despite declines

Greenhouse gas pollution decreased both nationwide and in Texas last year, but the Lone Star State still leads in carbon dioxide emissions, according to a federal report released Wednesday.  More »

Her mission: affordable, reliable power

Brandy Marty was appointed commissioner in August by Gov. Rick Perry to the three-member Texas Public Utility Commission, which oversees power and telecommunications matters. She talked to FuelFix about her new role.  More »

Gov. Perry credits Mitchell, free market for Texas energy boom

Speaking at an energy summit at the Bush Institute Thursday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry credited legendary oilman George Mitchell and the free market with creating the state’s energy boom, which helped Texas sustain a healthy economy in recent years as the nation plunged into an economic recession.  More »

Perry to lawmakers: Do more to advance offshore drilling

Congress can do more to advance offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean while boosting the economies of coastal states, eight governors said Friday.  More »

Chevron planning new downtown Houston tower

Chevron U.S.A. is planning to build a new downtown skyscraper for its growing Houston workforce. The energy giant said this morning it will build a 50-story tower with 1.7 million square feet at 1600 Louisiana St. at Pease. The building will add to Chevron’s existing downtown footprint, which includes 1500 Louisiana and 1400 Smith, the […]  More »

Gov. Perry honors shale pioneer George Mitchell

Gov. Rick Perry made a rare appearance on the Texas House floor to honor shale drilling pioneer George Mitchell, whose innovations led to the current oil and gas drilling boom that has boosted the state’s bottom line.  More »

Rick Perry to Obama: Give coastal states more access & dollars

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and five fellow Republicans from other coastal states on Monday implored the Obama administration to open new areas for offshore drilling, saying the change would give a jolt to the U.S. economy by spurring jobs and spending.  More »

OTC 2013 preps for a bigger, more diverse audience

This week’s Offshore Technology Conference will have a more consciously diverse focus than ever before, with a program full of speakers from around the world.  More »

Ascend Performance to build Alvin propane plant

Houston-based Ascend Performance Materials Texas will build a $1.2 billion propane production plant in Alvin, Gov. Rick Perry said in a statement.  More »

Perry embraces familiar dodge on worker safety

The point, of course, is not whether an industry is dangerous, but what’s done to minimize that danger.  More »

Perry loses bid for renewable fuel waiver

The Obama administration today rebuffed requests by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and the leaders of several other states to waive a federal renewable fuel mandate that requires ethanol to be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply.  More »

Analysis: Long-term renewable fuel waiver needed to bring down corn prices

Five state governors have asked federal regulators to relax the renewable fuel standards, but according to a new analysis, the short-term relief they are seeking won’t sufficiently lower corn demand and prices amid a drought that has devastated crops in the Midwest.  More »
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