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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

This photo, taken on October 29, 2010, shows wind turbines at work. (credit: TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Steel towers carry power transmission lines. (credit: Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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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Oncor Crews Helping Sandy Power Outages

North Texas energy provider Oncor sent work crews to the east coast on Monday morning to help restore power to areas about to be slammed by Hurricane Sandy, when the storm makes landfall on Monday night.

10/29/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum: Obama/Romney: Duke It Out Over Energy And Health Care

The two presidential candidates were asked a question by CBS Local about Obamacare vs. Romneycare and asked them to talk about the similarities or differences between the two plans.

10/15/2012

President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney. (Getty Images/Luke Sharrett and Joe Raedle)

CBS Local Presidential Forum Obama/Romney: Square Off Over Education and Energy

Today on the CBS Local forum, Romney and Obama were asked: What will you do to make the U.S. more energy independent?

10/12/2012

A man pumps gas in California (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyImages)

Opinion: Gas Prices Are The Government and Obama’s Fault

Americans continually hear that the president of the United States can do nothing about gas prices. John Hofmeister says that isn’t true. The doubled gas prices could have been avoided but no one in a political position who can do anything about the prices wants to do anything.

10/10/2012

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

Fracking Study To Be Independently Reviewed

Critics of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, believe it harms the environment. Industry leaders insist it is safe.

07/25/2012

A drilling rig explores for gas. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Texas GOP Vows To Fight Feds Over Energy Regulation

Some state GOP leaders vow to keep fighting the feds over what they call “aggressive” regulations in the energy sector that drives the Texas economy.

07/19/2012

A sign at an Exxon gas station in Miami, Florida. (credit: Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Exxon CEO Brushes Off Climate & Energy Fears

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson says that fears about climate change, drilling, and energy dependence are overblown.

06/27/2012

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