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AAA: EV battery range cut by more than half in cold weather

AAA: EV battery range cut by more than half in cold weather

April 02, 2014 | posted by The Institute

Research finds range for three EVs dropped from 105 miles at 75 degrees to 43 miles at 20 degrees.


Energy secretary backs mix of power sources

Energy secretary backs mix of power sources

February 07, 2014 | posted by The Institute

During a visit to San Antonio Thursday, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said President Barack Obama’s push for use of all energy sources - his “all of the above” energy policy - is the best solution to meet the nation’s power needs.


In Texas, Wind Nears 10% of Electricity

In Texas, Wind Nears 10% of Electricity

January 28, 2014 | posted by The Institute

Wind power generation in Texas continued its steady upward march in 2013, and it’s now on the doorstop of 10 percent of the state’s electricity supply.


Wind power was Spain’s top source of electricity in 2013

Wind power was Spain’s top source of electricity in 2013

January 09, 2014 | posted by The Institute

Remarkable new figures from Spain’s grid operator have revealed that greenhouse gas emissions from the country’s power sector are likely to have fallen 23.1% last year, as power generation from wind farms and hydroelectric plants soared.


Kinder Morgan and Double Eagle connect Gardendale to Texas coast

Kinder Morgan and Double Eagle connect Gardendale to Texas coast

January 09, 2014 | posted by The Institute

Pipeline giant Kinder Morgan Energy Partners and affiliates have inked a deal with Anadarko Petroleum Corp. to carry Eagle Ford Shale crude to the Texas Coast.


2014 BMW i3: First drive review. Is the new electric city car enough of a BMW?

2014 BMW i3: First drive review. Is the new electric city car enough of a BMW?

December 17, 2013 | posted by The Institute

It’s not an overstatement to say that the i3 is one of the most significant vehicles ever introduced by BMW, and the company has a lot riding on its success.


U.S. to become world’s top oil producer in 2015 - IEA

U.S. to become world’s top oil producer in 2015 - IEA

November 14, 2013 | posted by The Institute

The United States will stride past Saudi Arabia and Russia to become the world’s top oil producer in 2015, the West’s energy agency said, bringing Washington closer to energy self-sufficiency and reducing the need for OPEC supply.


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.


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