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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

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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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Ground Broken On Texas Wind Turbine Testing Site

Ground has been broken for a large-scale wind turbine testing facility in the Texas Panhandle.

06/05/2013

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A Better Diet Could Boost Your Energy Level

Feeling fatigued is like a car running out of gas. But could your diet be to blame? How you fill up your body’s fuel tank could be the difference between perking up for good, or ping-ponging between feeling energetic and feeling tired again.

02/27/2013

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ERCOT: No Winter Concerns, Spring Heat Could Mean Trouble

There are some words of concern from officials at ERCOT. While the state has adequate resources to survive a cold winter and a hot spring, the long-term outlook is a bit different.

CBSDFW.COM–11/02/2012

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