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Natural Gas Industry Struggles To Keep Promises

America’s plan to use more natural gas may not go as smoothly as expected. There’s plenty of natural gas in the ground, everyone seems to agree. But the harsh weather this winter shows there are obstacles to producing it, and more pipelines have to be built.

03/10/2014

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Propane Prices Climb As Winter Weather Continues

Ice, snow, and repeated bouts of bitter cold have made this winter one to remember. But, the weather has been more than a hot topic. Weather conditions outside have been costly for folks staying inside, especially North Texans heating their homes with propane.

CBS 11–03/05/2014

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ERCOT Extends Conservation Alert Due To Record Cold

The state’s power operator has extended a ‘Conservation Alert’ through Tuesday morning.

03/03/2014

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ERCOT: Peak-Hour Energy Demand Rising More Slowly

The operator of the electric distribution grid for most of Texas says demand for electric power isn’t growing as fast as previously thought – even during the hottest summer hours.

02/28/2014

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Mansfield Moves Toward Gas Drilling Limits

Mansfield city leaders have moved one step closer to passing new gas drilling restrictions.

CBS 11–02/25/2014

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ERCOT Cancels Conservation Alert For North Texas

The operator of the electric grid that lights most of Texas has discontinued a prior alert asking customers to use less electricity.

02/07/2014

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Google Invests $75M More In Texas Wind Farms

Google Inc. will invest another $75 million in Texas wind farms as the tech giant expands its renewable energy efforts, company officials said.

01/15/2014

Employees of an oil and gas company work on a natural gas valve at a hydraulic fracturing site. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Duke Lab Study Cuts Fracking Waste’s Radioactivity

Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the dangerous radioactive levels found in some wastewater from hydraulic fracturing: mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations.

01/10/2014

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After Bitter Winter Blast, Higher Heating Bills Will Likely Arrive

First, it was the ice storm last month. This week, it’s the cold snap. Many North Texans turned up their thermostats — and kept them there. After mother nature’s bitter blast, residents like Bob Firth are already seeing higher heating bills.

CBS 11–01/08/2014

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ERCOT Urges Texans To Conserve Electricity

Though rolling blackouts are not expected, freezing temperatures across much of Texas have led officials to issue an “Energy Emergency Alert” to protect the grid.

01/06/2014

I have a thing for trees...especially at sunset. (Photo's by Tasha Stevens, CBSDFW.com All rights reserved)

New Program Shows How Trees Help Keep Texas Homes Cool

A new online tool developed at Texas A&M could help Texas homeowners save money and energy based on where they plant trees.

09/24/2013

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Bush Institute Holds Energy Conference

Former President George W. Bush is set to give brief remarks on Thursday at a daylong conference that his Dallas institute is holding on energy regulation and growth.

09/12/2013

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