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Microsoft to buy Texas wind energy to power its San Antonio data center

Microsoft to buy Texas wind energy to power its San Antonio data center

November 14, 2013 | posted by The Institute

Microsoft gets into the game of buying clean power directly from a power company for a data center in Texas.


UTSA Receives $750k Grant to Develop Solar Technology

UTSA Receives $750k Grant to Develop Solar Technology

October 31, 2013 | posted by The Institute

The Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute at The University of Texas at San Antonio has been selected to receive a three-year, $750,000 competitive award through the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative to develop solar energy technology and to recruit and train underrepresented minorities for jobs in the solar energy industry.


Can Fracking Save the U.S. Economy?

Can Fracking Save the U.S. Economy?

October 10, 2013 | posted by The Institute

America’s government may be closed, but its energy sector is open for business. We are overtaking Russia as the world’s largest oil and gas producer.


Dutch students out-accelerate a Bugatti Veyron with their electric car

Dutch students out-accelerate a Bugatti Veyron with their electric car

October 10, 2013 | posted by The Institute

Electric vehicles do more than just eliminate gas costs. While range-anxiety debates rage, the enthusiast has picked up on the “instant torque” part of the equation.


In Electric BMW i3, Hopes for a Stylish Future of Green

In Electric BMW i3, Hopes for a Stylish Future of Green

October 02, 2013 | posted by The Institute

When the BMW i3 finally rolls out this year in Europe and next year in North America, it will undoubtedly turn heads, but it is also very different in that it is designed to cash in on the space, handling and design that an electric drive train and ultra light carbon fiber body allow.


A look inside a Wise County frack water recycling center

A look inside a Wise County frack water recycling center

June 11, 2013 | posted by The Institute

I just witnessed a frack water recycling operation first-hand, from a truck dropping off salty, muddy water straight from a drill site to the finished product—both freshwater and saltwater.


Freeport LNG wins export license

Freeport LNG wins export license

May 21, 2013 | posted by The Institute

The Energy Department on Friday gave Freeport LNG conditional approval to broadly export domestically harvested natural gas


New solar project makes San Antonio energy goal shine

New solar project makes San Antonio energy goal shine

April 30, 2013 | posted by The Institute

An almost 20-megawatt solar installation at the Dos Rios Water Recycling Center has catapulted San Antonio, Texas to the no.1 spot in the state for solar. The city is ahead of the rest of Texas with a total of 34.2 megawatts of installed solar, said CPS Energy spokesman John Moreno.


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