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Global Renewable Energy Status Uncovered

Global Renewable Energy Status Uncovered

August 26, 2014 | posted by The Institute

More than a fifth of the world’s electrical power production now comes from renewable sources


Report shows 1 in 3 Texans chooses renewable energy options

Report shows 1 in 3 Texans chooses renewable energy options

August 26, 2014 | posted by The Institute

A Texas Empowerment report released by Choose Energy shows that about one in three Texans choose renewably sourced energy options.


Summer Energy Bill Woes: Do You Know WATTs Up?

Summer Energy Bill Woes: Do You Know WATTs Up?

July 22, 2014 | posted by The Institute

How to keep your Apartment Cool this Summer without Losing your Shirt


International Partnerships

International Partnerships

July 21, 2014 | posted by The Institute

The Institute has established new international partnerships with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network and the Universidad de La Laguna in Tenerife, Spain.


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.


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