Alternative Energy and Green Building Resources in Edwards Plateau Region

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Energy Saver 101 - Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

 

Cut Electricity Costs

This site offers advice on how to save money by saving energy. Learn proven tips that cost nothing to implement and require very little lifestyle change that have the potential of cutting your electric bill significantly. For the more energy conscious homeowner, there are discussions on more advanced topics like residential wind power, home solar energy, and low energy lighting. Be green and save green! Click here.

 

Best Management Practices for Solar and Wind Energy Development - A Conservationist’s Guide
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Best Management Practices provide science-based criteria and standards that land managers and conservation planners follow in making and implementing decisions about human uses and projects that affect our natural resources.

 

Petroleum Production on Agricultural Lands in Texas
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Managing Risks and Opportunities

 

Managing Manure with Biogas Recovery Systems BMPs
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Improved performance at competitive costs is promised by this 2002 EPA publication all about anaerobic digestion and biogas recovery for energy.

 

Green Remediation Best Management Practices - Integrating Renewable Energy into Site Cleanup
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Use of renewable energy resources provides a significant opportunity to reduce the environmental footprint of activities conducted during investigation, remediation, and monitoring of hazardous waste sites.

 

15 O & M Best Practices for Energy Efficient Buildings
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Building operation and maintenance programs specifically designed to enhance operating efficiency of HVAC and lighting systems can save 5 to 20 percent of the energy bills without significant capital investment.

 

Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips
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Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the cool fall and winter months.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic - Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic - Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

 

Tips - Your Home's Energy Use
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A home energy assessment (sometimes referred to as an energy audit) will show what parts of your house use the most energy and suggest the best ways to cut energy costs.

 

Anaerobic Digestion 101
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This is an article from the EPA site about anaerobic/biomass recovery systems.  Click here to read the information: 

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines
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These voluntary Guidelines provide a structured, scientific process for addressing wildlife conservation concerns at all stages of land-based wind energy development.

 

U.S. Farm Anaerobic Digester Status - A 2011 Snapshot
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This EPA factsheet gives information on trends in use of these manure management systems in the U.S.

 

Farmers’ Guide to Wind Energy
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A 293 page guide to the Legal Issues in Farming the Wind on your farm from June 2007

 

 Green Building

   
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Energy Saver 101 - Everything You Need to Know About Landscaping
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Landscaping doesn't only add beauty to your home, but it can also improve your home's comfort and lower your energy bills.

 

Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Lender Database

 

What is green building?

By U.S. Green Building Council
How do buildings work with our natural surroundings to create a more sustainable place to live? Learn how LEED can help make our world greener for all.
 

 

The Business Case for Green Building

The WorldGBC launched its new report, "The Business Case for Green Building" in March 2013. Miles Keeping introduces the report and its findings at Ecobuild in London.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic - Home Cooling
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You can reduce air conditioning energy use by 20-50 percent by switching to high-efficiency air conditioners and taking other actions to lower your home cooling costs.

 

Energy Saver 101 Infographic - Home Energy Audits
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A home energy audit helps you pinpoint where your house is losing energy and what you can do to save money. A home energy audit will also assess health and safety issues that might exist in your home.

 

Austin Energy's Residential Solar Photovoltaic Rebate Program Guidelines and Qualifications
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Austin Energy's Residential Solar Photovoltaic PV Rebate Program is designed to help implement customer-owned, grid-tied, PV technology by offering financial incentives that offset the initial investment.

 

Texas Tax Code Incentives for Renewable Energy
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Although the state does not have a tax exemption program at this time that provides funding of renewable energy equipment on an individual basis, there are a few allowable tax exemptions and deductions.

 

Sunset Valley Solar Water Heater Rebate Program
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In an effort to reduce demands on conventional fossil fuel based energy sources the City of Sunset Valley is offering a solar water heater rebate to homeowners.

 

Sunset Valley Solar Energy Conservation Program
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In an effort to reduce demands on conventional fossil fuel based energy sources the City of Sunset Valley is offering a solar energy conservation program to homeowners.& ...

 

City of Plano Smart Energy Loan Program
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The City of Plano established this loan program through the Department of Energy, in conjunction with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.& ...

 

The Texas Renewable Energy Industry
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The state has built upon its energy experience and trained workforce to take the lead in renewable energy production and services. As a result, Texas has become the top state in wind generation capacity and biodiesel production.

 

Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM)
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What is an Energy Efficient Mortgage? Energy efficient mortgages (EEMs, sometimes known as “green mortgages”) are loans that allow homeowners to finance energy-efficient upgrades for their current home or in a new home purchase.& ...

 

The five principles of green building
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Green buildings are designed, constructed, and operated to enhance the well-being of their occupants and support a healthy community and natural environment.

 

Show Green Building Organizations & Professionals (10)
There are 10 resources serving Edwards Plateau Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Green Building Organizations & Professionals serving Edwards Plateau Region
Architects
William Harke
LaBella Associates - Architecture Division Director - Yarmouth, ME
Certified Energy Auditors
3FFICIENT Energy
- Oceanside, CA
Texas Green Energy, Inc.
- College Station, TX
Willow Creek Renewable Energy
- Haslet, TX
Energy Efficient Mortgage Lenders
Access National Mortgage
- Reston, VA
Houston Regional Loan Center
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Houston, TX
Walter 'BO' Smith, Jr.
Cornerstone Home Lending, Inc. - Mortgage Financing Specialist - Jackson, MS
Green Building Professionals
Living Habitats
Heidi Natura, RLA, ASLA, LEED AP - Founder & Partner - Chicago, IL
Texas Green Energy, Inc.
- College Station, TX
Green Point Raters / Energy Auditors
Texas Green Energy, Inc.
- College Station, TX

 Renewable - Alternative Energy

   
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Energy Efficient Mortgage (EEM) Lender Database

 

Cut Electricity Costs

This site offers advice on how to save money by saving energy. Learn proven tips that cost nothing to implement and require very little lifestyle change that have the potential of cutting your electric bill significantly. For the more energy conscious homeowner, there are discussions on more advanced topics like residential wind power, home solar energy, and low energy lighting. Be green and save green! Click here.

 

Residential Solar Panel Systems Complete Renewable Energy Solutions for Your Home
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Solar panels are the stars of the residential solar system, gleaming on the rooftop as they tell the world, or at least the neighborhood, that this homeowner cares enough about the environment to ease the household’s carbon footprint while smartly lowering electric bills. & ...

 

Finding the Right Solar Panel Installer
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Finding the right contractor is possibly the single most important part of a solar installation project. Homeowners choosing to go solar often are excited to start the process.

 

Solar Lease Considerations fo Landowners
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Solar companies are actively searching for agricultural land to lease to build solar projects. Solar energy development in Texas is in its early stages, and there is surprisingly little information available for landowners considering the pros and cons of entering into a solar lease agreement.

 

Why Renewable Energy?
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Clean energy sources like wind and solar can help us reduce climate change, but can harm wildlife and wildlands if not carefully located.

 

Hydrogen Energy
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Hydrogen can store energy until it's needed and move it to where it's needed.

 

Hydropower
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Moving water has energy.

 

Biomass Energy
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Biomass is anything that is, or once was, alive. Biomass is wood, plants, and garbage.

 

Geothermal Energy
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Geothermal energy is heat inside the Earth. Geothermal energy is renewable.

 

Wind Energy
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Wind is moving air. There will be wind as long as the sun shines.

 

Solar Energy
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Solar energy is light energy. Solar energy is renewable.

 

Why Is Solar Energy?
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Every day, the sun radiates an enormous amount of energy - called solar energy. It radiates more energy in one day than the world uses in one year.

 

Home Solar Panels - Pros, Cons, and Hidden Costs
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Once limited to consumers with deep pockets and strong environmentalist values, solar panels are less expensive than ever.

 

NREL - Dynamic Maps, GIS Data and Analysis Tools - Visualization & Geospatial Tools

National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL) Geospatial Data Science Team have developed tools that allow users to determine things such as how much electricity can be produced from solar systems on a house or what renewable resources are available in a specific area. The most current list of available NREL's GIS tools for biomass, solar, geothermal, wind, transportation and hydrogen can be accessed here.

 

Austin Energy's Residential Solar Photovoltaic Rebate Program Guidelines and Qualifications
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Austin Energy's Residential Solar Photovoltaic PV Rebate Program is designed to help implement customer-owned, grid-tied, PV technology by offering financial incentives that offset the initial investment.

 

Texas Tax Code Incentives for Renewable Energy
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Although the state does not have a tax exemption program at this time that provides funding of renewable energy equipment on an individual basis, there are a few allowable tax exemptions and deductions.

 

Sunset Valley Solar Water Heater Rebate Program
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In an effort to reduce demands on conventional fossil fuel based energy sources the City of Sunset Valley is offering a solar water heater rebate to homeowners.

 

Sunset Valley Solar Energy Conservation Program
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In an effort to reduce demands on conventional fossil fuel based energy sources the City of Sunset Valley is offering a solar energy conservation program to homeowners.& ...

 

City of Plano Smart Energy Loan Program
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The City of Plano established this loan program through the Department of Energy, in conjunction with the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.& ...

 

Renewable Energy in Texas
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A major player in the energy industry, Texas is the country's largest producer of energy and is the only state with its own power grid. It also leads the nation in wind power generation, with more than twice the installed capacity of the second best state for wind, California.

 

The Texas Renewable Energy Industry
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The state has built upon its energy experience and trained workforce to take the lead in renewable energy production and services. As a result, Texas has become the top state in wind generation capacity and biodiesel production.

 

BioDiesel Retail Location Finder

Biodiesel is a clean-burning replacement for petroleum diesel that can be used in virtually any diesel engine without modification. Biodiesel is produced from a variety of domestically available, renewable sources including vegetable oil, biomass (such as wood chips) and animal fats. It acts like diesel fuel, but produces fewer harmful emissions, is biodegradable and nontoxic, and is safer to use the diesel fuel.
Find a biodiesel retail location in your area »

 

Barking Up the Wrong Tree? Forest Sustainability in the Wake of Emerging Bioenergy Policies
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Renewable energy policies generally have assumed that forests can provide a significant source of environmentally-friendly feedstocks for electricity, heat and power generation.

 

A Landowner’s Guide to Carbon Sequestration Credits

This guide offers a path for local landowners to earn additional income while helping diminish adverse effects of global climate change through implementation of carbon sequestration and other stackable incentives.

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Land-Based Wind Energy Guidelines
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These voluntary Guidelines provide a structured, scientific process for addressing wildlife conservation concerns at all stages of land-based wind energy development.

 

Show Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals (74)
There are 74 resources serving Edwards Plateau Region in the following categories:
map itMap of Renewable - Alternative Energy Organizations & Professionals serving Edwards Plateau Region
Alternative Energy
3FFICIENT Energy
- Oceanside, CA
ABCS Solutions
- Dalhart, TX
Agribiofuels
- Dayton, TX
Alamo Biodiesel Inc.
Jason Rose - San Antonio, TX
Ambit Certified Green Electric Plan
- Dallas, TX
AMERESCO Solar
- Framingham, MA
American Resource & Energy
- Saint Paul, MN
American Solar Energy Society
- Boulder, CO
Amigo Energy
Javier Vega - President and CEO - Houston, TX
Axium Solar
- Plano, TX
Aztec Renewable Energy, Inc
- Dallas, TX
BioWillie - Big Daddy General Store
Bill Hamm - Wilmer, TX
Cianbro
- Pittsfield, ME
Connexa Energy
- Comfort, TX
Constellation
- Houston, TX
Dasolar
Douglas ArrisonNV
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
DFW Biodiesel Inc.
Bobby Camp or Alice Derbyshire - Fort Worth, TX
DISGEN Development Services, LLC
Dale Osborn - President - Lakewood, CO
Earth Energy Unlimited
Phillip Lowery - Owner - Kerrville, TX
EDPR North America
- Houston, TX
ElectraTherm
- Reno, NV
Encore Renewable Energy
Jesse Stowell - Vice President of Business Development - Burlington, VT
Farm Pilot Project Coordination, Inc.
- Tampa, FL
FDC Enterprises Grasslands Services
- New Albany, OH
First Choice Power
TX
FutureMetrics
- Bethel, ME
Geothermal Drilling, Inc.
William C. McPike - Huntsville, TX
Gexa Energy
- Houston, TX
Green Mountain Energy Company
- Houston, TX
Green Spot Market and Fuels
Bruce E. Bagelman - Dallas, TX
Harris Electric
- Sulphur Springs, TX
Heatek Energy LLC
Evan Jones - Engineer - Auburn, ME
Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC)
Lisa Gonzalez - President and CEO - The Woodlands, TX
J & J Oilfield Electric
Chase Grissom - Breckenridge, TX
Keeping PACE in Texas
- Austin, TX
LetsGoSolar.com
Laura Brigham - Editor - San Francisco, CA
Longhorn Solar
- Austin, TX
Meridian Energy Systems
- Austin, TX
N.D. Pendent Services, LLC
- Bowie, TX
National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
- Butte, MT
Pika Energy
- Westbrook, ME
Platte River Ag Services, Inc.
Ron Zurlinden, P.E. - Owner - Golden, CO
Reliant Energy Renewable Plan
- Houston, TX
RePower Energy South Texas Ltd
- Hondo, TX
Rountree Electric
Jerry Rountree - Goldthwaite, TX
Smart Solar
- Libertyville, IL
Solar Panels Plus
- Chesapeake, VA
Solar Power Tex
- Alvarado, TX
SolarWind Energy Company
James Tuttle - Wollforth, TX
Southwall Technologies Window Films
Jill Clardy - Director, Sales Operations & Customer Service - Chicago, IL
Spark Energy
- Houston, TX
Sun City Solar
- Tulsa, OK
Sustainable Strategies
- Saint Charles, IL
Texas Bio Tech, Inc.
- Arlington, TX
Texas Green Energy, Inc.
- College Station, TX
Texas Solar Power Company (TXSPC)
- Austin, TX
Trump Construction & Winslar Energy LLC
Adam Trump - Owner - Brownwood, TX
West Wind
Randy Rawls - Owner - Lubbock, TX
West Wind Energy LLC
Aaron 'A.J.' McCann - Salina, KS
Westervelt Renewable Energy
- Tuscaloosa, AL
Willow Creek Renewable Energy
- Haslet, TX
Wilson's Heat and Air
Scott Lusk - Emory, TX
WinGen Power
- Weatherford, TX
ZeroBase Energy, LLC
- Ferndale, MI
Energy Assistance Programs
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency
N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center - Raleigh, NC
Energy Saving / Green Products
Best Tech Brands LLC
- Houston, TX
Eco-wise
- Austin, TX
Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Consulting - Texas (outside of Austin) and Louisiana
- Houston, TX
Geothermal Drilling, Inc.
William C. McPike - Huntsville, TX
Keeping PACE in Texas
- Austin, TX
Solar-X Window Film Systems
- Houston, TX
Waste Management Specialists
BigBelly Solar Compacting Trash Receptacle
- Needham, MA
EarthCare Technologies Inc.
Phil Fredericks - Owner - West Fork, AR
 

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Green Building News Items
Real Estate Company, PSW, Announces Rebrand to StoryBuilt - Argus Press
8/19/2019 9:01:00 AM
Real Estate Company, PSW, Announces Rebrand to StoryBuilt    Argus Press AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 19, 2019--. PSW, Austin's leading urban residential and commercial community developer, announced today the ...

Bank of America Tower in Houston achieves LEED v4 Platinum - The Construction Specifier
7/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Bank of America Tower in Houston achieves LEED v4 Platinum    The Construction Specifier The Bank of America Tower, formerly the Capitol Tower, located in downtown Houston, Texas, has achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental ...

Engineering Building Receives LEED Gold Status, Lab of the Year Honor - University of Texas at Dallas
7/1/2019 3:00:00 AM
Engineering Building Receives LEED Gold Status, Lab of the Year Honor    University of Texas at Dallas July 1, 2019. The Engineering and Computer Science West building, which includes elements that reduce the amount of solar heat absorbed by the building, ...

Corps Drops Land Levees for Sand Dune System in Texas - Engineering News-Record
6/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Corps Drops Land Levees for Sand Dune System in Texas    Engineering News-Record Public outcry over a proposed 17-ft wall and other physical barriers to prevent storm surge along the Texas coast has led the Army Corps of Engineers to switch ...

2019 'Cool House Tour' kicks off this weekend in Austin - KVUE.com
6/7/2019 3:00:00 AM
2019 'Cool House Tour' kicks off this weekend in Austin    KVUE.com AUSTIN, Texas — There will be some cool houses on display across Austin this weekend. And when we say "cool," we mean both uses of the word. On Sunday ...

Green home construction in Houston yields mixed results - Houston Chronicle
6/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Green home construction in Houston yields mixed results    Houston Chronicle The reach of the residential green building movement in Houston has been mixed, with the city's LEED numbers lagging behind other Texas cities, but faring ...

Texas & Louisiana Snapshot: 2424 Tulane | 2019-06-03 - Engineering News-Record
6/3/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas & Louisiana Snapshot: 2424 Tulane | 2019-06-03    Engineering News-Record Photographer/Submitter: Stephanie Kerr, Gibbs Construction, New Orleans Gibbs Construction is building 2424 Tulane, a seven-story apartment building on the ...

Businessman buys old HEB headquarters building - KRIS Corpus Christi News
5/29/2019 3:00:00 AM
Businessman buys old HEB headquarters building    KRIS Corpus Christi News A vacant, three-story, art deco building that once housed the headquarters for a South Texas grocery giant now has a new owner. Local entrepreneur Lynn ...

Hines opens Bike Vault at downtown office tower - Houston Chronicle
5/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Hines opens Bike Vault at downtown office tower    Houston Chronicle Hines just made it easier for tenants of its newest downtown office tower to bike to work with the debut of The Bike Vault at 609 Main at Texas. A grand opening ...

Texas Program Manager - SustainableBusiness.com
4/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Program Manager    SustainableBusiness.com EcoRise inspires a new generation of leaders to design a sustainable future for all. ~ Our school-based program empowers more than 100000 youth each year ...

Houston Tower Earns LEED Platinum Pre-Certification - Commercial Property Executive
4/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Houston Tower Earns LEED Platinum Pre-Certification    Commercial Property Executive Texas Tower, a 47-story office high-rise Hines and Ivanhoé Cambridge are building in downtown Houston, has earned the coveted LEED Platinum ...

Texas Tower aims to be among the most sustainable office buildings - Houston Chronicle
4/22/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Tower aims to be among the most sustainable office buildings    Houston Chronicle Texas Tower, the 47-story, downtown office being built in the 800 block of Texas Avenue, has been pre-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council at the ...

Green Mountain Energy Adds Solar Energy at Three Texas State Parks – Press Releases on CSRwire.com - CSRwire.com
4/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Green Mountain Energy Adds Solar Energy at Three Texas State Parks – Press Releases on CSRwire.com    CSRwire.com GLEN ROSE, Texas, Apr. 18 /CSRwire/ - Green Mountain Energy and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) today announced the completion of solar ...

Texas Ranked Among Least Green States In America - Patch.com
4/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Ranked Among Least Green States In America    Patch.com Texas was ranked among the least green states in the country according to a new report from personal finance website WalletHub. The state was ranked 41st ...

Video: Building of the Southwest imploded in Midland, Texas - Construction & Demolition Recycling
3/20/2019 3:00:00 AM
Video: Building of the Southwest imploded in Midland, Texas    Construction & Demolition Recycling The cost of the implosion, which was undertaken by Hurst, Texas-based Midwest Wrecking Co. of Texas, was $1.4 million.

Sunfinity Renewable Energy developing 103-kWdc Texas solar array - Solar Power World
3/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Sunfinity Renewable Energy developing 103-kWdc Texas solar array    Solar Power World Scott + Reid General Contractors has announced that its new headquarters building, currently under construction in Addison, Texas, will run on solar power.

Texas Home Offers Efficiency, Accessibility, and Healthy Air - Builder Magazine
3/7/2019 1:53:53 PM
Texas Home Offers Efficiency, Accessibility, and Healthy Air    Builder Magazine An Austin designer turns her new home into a case study in good health through good design.

Travis County's Whisper Valley named Sustainable Community of the Year by 'Green Builder Magazine' - KVUE.com
2/25/2019 3:00:00 AM
Travis County's Whisper Valley named Sustainable Community of the Year by 'Green Builder Magazine'    KVUE.com TRAVIS COUNTY, Texas — East Travis County's Whisper Valley community is known for its eco-friendly homes and lifestyle, so much so it has now been named ...

Texas Sun Powers New Green Mountain Energy Go Local Solar Plan - CSRwire.com
2/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Sun Powers New Green Mountain Energy Go Local Solar Plan    CSRwire.com HOUSTON, Feb. 14 /CSRwire/ - Electricity customers across the state can let their Texas pride shine while showing the planet some love with a new solar plan.

How Texas' Uncommon Law Is Different on Design Defects - Engineering News-Record
2/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
How Texas' Uncommon Law Is Different on Design Defects    Engineering News-Record With land surveys, contractors often expect some information will be missing. But how much? Fifteen years ago, El Paso Corp. decided to replace a 68-mile-long ...

Texas ranks No. 5 for green building in 2018 - Houston Chronicle
2/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas ranks No. 5 for green building in 2018    Houston Chronicle Environmentally friendly projects in Houston helped propel Texas to the No. 5 spot in the U.S. Green Building Council's 2018 rankings. The ranking is based on ...

Texas Mutual Insurance opens new office at Austin's Mueller development - Community Impact Newspaper
12/31/2018 3:00:00 AM
Texas Mutual Insurance opens new office at Austin's Mueller development    Community Impact Newspaper Texas Mutual Insurance Co., a provider of workers' compensation insurance, opened a new office Oct. 8 at 2200 Aldrich St., Austin, in the Mueller development.

IDEA Public Schools “Flips the Switch” to Go Solar With Green Mountain Energy Sun Club - CSRwire.com
11/27/2018 3:00:00 AM
IDEA Public Schools “Flips the Switch” to Go Solar With Green Mountain Energy Sun Club    CSRwire.com WESLACO, Texas, Nov. 27 /CSRwire/ - IDEA Public Schools' headquarters in Weslaco is one step closer to becoming the first self-sustaining building in South ...

The Green Future of North Texas - dallasinnovates.com
10/4/2018 3:00:00 AM
The Green Future of North Texas    dallasinnovates.com A year ago, Dallas-Fort Worth might not have come to mind when ranking the most sustainable regions, but progressive city codes, innovative developers and ...

City Of San Antonio Recognizes Sustainable Building With SA Tomorrow Awards - Texas Public Radio
9/18/2018 3:00:00 AM
City Of San Antonio Recognizes Sustainable Building With SA Tomorrow Awards    Texas Public Radio Update: The award nominations period has been extended to Friday, Nov. 2. Click here for entry details and more information on the SA Tomorrow.

In Texas, green builders fill a climate leadership gap - GreenBiz
6/30/2017 3:00:00 AM
In Texas, green builders fill a climate leadership gap    GreenBiz The U.S. president missed a leadership opportunity by pulling America out of the global race to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but the U.S. Green Building ...

Texas ranks No. 10 in LEED certification - Houston Chronicle
1/27/2017 3:00:00 AM
Texas ranks No. 10 in LEED certification    Houston Chronicle Texas earned the No. 10 spot in the nation for LEED-certified green buildings in 2016, a new report showed. The U.S. Green Building Council recognized Texas ...

Houston helps Texas land top 10 spot for green buildings - Chron.com
1/25/2017 3:00:00 AM
Houston helps Texas land top 10 spot for green buildings    Chron.com Texas earned the No. 10 spot in the nation for for LEED green buildings in 2016, a new report showed. The U.S. Green Building Council recognized Texas for ...

Renewable - Alternative Energy News Items
Coal production falls sharply in Texas - Houston Chronicle
8/19/2019 6:14:00 PM
Coal production falls sharply in Texas    Houston Chronicle Coal production fell sharply last year as coal-fired power plants closed and natural gas provided a cheaper and cleaner alternative for electricity generators.

Texas’ Power Price Spike and Designing Markets for a Carbon-Free Grid - Greentech Media News
8/19/2019 9:37:46 AM
Texas’ Power Price Spike and Designing Markets for a Carbon-Free Grid    Greentech Media News Last week as Texas' ERCOT grid reached its price cap of $9,000 per megawatt-hour and the price map on ERCOT's website became a solid and deep red, ...

E.ON announces 440-MW South Texas wind farm - Windpower Engineering
8/15/2019 12:57:00 PM
E.ON announces 440-MW South Texas wind farm    Windpower Engineering E.ON announced its largest single-phase project to date, the 440-MW onshore wind farm, Big Raymond. The development is located in Willacy, Cameron and.

EON Announces 440 MW South Texas Windfarm - Power Online
8/15/2019 12:30:00 PM
EON Announces 440 MW South Texas Windfarm    Power Online Largest single-phase project in portfolio will begin construction later this year. Austin, TX /PRNewswire/ - E.ON announced today its largest single-phase project ...

Norton Rose Fulbright expands renewable energy practice in Texas - GlobeNewswire
8/13/2019 12:09:00 PM
Norton Rose Fulbright expands renewable energy practice in Texas    GlobeNewswire Austin, Aug. 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --. Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that it has expanded its renewable energy capabilities in Texas with the ...

The “Texas Model” undercuts Citizens for Energy Choices' campaign to deregulate Florida utilities - The Capitolist
8/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
The “Texas Model” undercuts Citizens for Energy Choices' campaign to deregulate Florida utilities    The Capitolist by Brian Burgess | Aug 8, 2019. The “Texas Model” undercuts Citizens for Energy Choices' campaign to deregulate Florida utilities. A special interest group ...

HCS Renewable Energy's Ron L. Nickelson Joins Board Of Directors Of The Texas Solar Power Association - PRNewswire
6/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
HCS Renewable Energy's Ron L. Nickelson Joins Board Of Directors Of The Texas Solar Power Association    PRNewswire AUSTIN, Texas, June 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Solar Power Association (TSPA), the statewide industry trade association that promotes the ...

Solar energy looking at bright future in Texas - CW39 Houston
6/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Solar energy looking at bright future in Texas    CW39 Houston In weather like this, it's easy to see why global players like Starbucks and Facebook are investing in solar power throughout Texas. There's a solar movement ...

Vistra Energy Makes Solar Power More Accessible to Customers with Latest Retail Product Innovation - PRNewswire
6/6/2019 3:00:00 AM
Vistra Energy Makes Solar Power More Accessible to Customers with Latest Retail Product Innovation    PRNewswire IRVING, Texas, June 6, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Vistra Energy (NYSE: VST) today announced its latest retail electricity product, TXU Energy Pure Solar, which ...

Dallas pipeline firm, beer brewer sign up to buy Texas-made solar power - Dallas News
6/4/2019 3:00:00 AM
Dallas pipeline firm, beer brewer sign up to buy Texas-made solar power    Dallas News Dallas News: your source for breaking news and analysis for Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and around the world. Read it here, first.

Facebook is financing a massive solar farm in Texas - Engadget
5/31/2019 3:00:00 AM
Facebook is financing a massive solar farm in Texas    Engadget Facebook is investing heavily in a massive solar farm in Texas as it rumbles towards its goal of running entirely on renewable energy by the end of next year. R...

Marcus Hiles: New Wind Farm Project Confirmed for National Leader in the Alternative Energy Sector, Texas - Yahoo Finance
5/15/2019 3:00:00 AM
Marcus Hiles: New Wind Farm Project Confirmed for National Leader in the Alternative Energy Sector, Texas    Yahoo Finance DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / May 15, 2019 / Another new investment in the renewable energy sector has been confirmed for the state of Texas. Standing as ...

In April, the US used more renewable energy than coal - ZME Science
5/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
In April, the US used more renewable energy than coal    ZME Science A momentous change took place in the US, and it was largely fueled by one of the more unlikely places: Texas. According to data from the Energy Information ...

La.'s wind projects are thwarted, while Texas steams ahead | New Orleans' Multicultural News Source - Louisiana Weekly
5/13/2019 3:00:00 AM
La.'s wind projects are thwarted, while Texas steams ahead | New Orleans' Multicultural News Source    Louisiana Weekly By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer. Texas is the nation's leader in commercial wind power, while Louisiana remains on the sidelines. Harnessing the wind ...

Support Texas’ renewable energy future [Editorial] - Houston Chronicle
5/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
Support Texas’ renewable energy future [Editorial]    Houston Chronicle Ask a non-Texan to think of Texas and, chances are, the opening credits to the old TV show “Dallas” — featuring cattle, cowboys and oil derricks pumping away ...

Texas institutions achieve 3 cent kWh price target for renewables - PRNewswire
4/30/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas institutions achieve 3 cent kWh price target for renewables    PRNewswire WACO, Texas, April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Renewable Energy Co-op (or TREC, rebranded and formerly Texas Power Pool), has confirmed ...

Biomass Follies -- Austin, Texas Is The Latest City To Find It Isn't Easy Being Green - Forbes
4/24/2019 3:00:00 AM
Biomass Follies -- Austin, Texas Is The Latest City To Find It Isn't Easy Being Green    Forbes Last week, Steve Adler, the mayor of Austin, Texas, announced that city taxpayers would be paying $460 million for a biomass power plant they'd previously ...

Green Mountain Energy Adds Solar Energy at Three Texas State Parks – Press Releases on CSRwire.com - CSRwire.com
4/18/2019 3:00:00 AM
Green Mountain Energy Adds Solar Energy at Three Texas State Parks – Press Releases on CSRwire.com    CSRwire.com GLEN ROSE, Texas, Apr. 18 /CSRwire/ - Green Mountain Energy and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) today announced the completion of solar ...

Texas Has A New Favorite Energy Source | OilPrice.com - OilPrice.com
4/17/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Has A New Favorite Energy Source | OilPrice.com    OilPrice.com Texas, known world-wide for its oil and gas prowess, is making a push for a new energy source, quietly becoming America's top wind producer.

Duke Energy Renewables constructs 200-MW Mesteño Wind Project in Texas - PRNewswire
4/11/2019 3:00:00 AM
Duke Energy Renewables constructs 200-MW Mesteño Wind Project in Texas    PRNewswire CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy, today announced it will build, own ...

San Antonio Ranked 1st In Texas, 7th In Nation For Solar Energy Capacity - PRNewswire
4/9/2019 3:00:00 AM
San Antonio Ranked 1st In Texas, 7th In Nation For Solar Energy Capacity    PRNewswire SAN ANTONIO, April 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2018 solar energy capacity in San Antonio grew to a combined capacity of 186.9 megawatts and the Alamo City ...

Fight over wind power rises up in Texas - Austin American-Statesman
4/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Fight over wind power rises up in Texas    Austin American-Statesman Last fall, Keith Uhles, an engineer with the oil and gas firm CrownRock Minerals, invited other young West Texas professionals to join him at a popular Midland ...

Two colleges in Texas rank No. 1 and 2 in U.S. for renewable energy use - Houston Chronicle
4/5/2019 3:00:00 AM
Two colleges in Texas rank No. 1 and 2 in U.S. for renewable energy use    Houston Chronicle Two schools in Texas led the nation's colleges and universities in using the most renewable energy sources while another took third place for electric campus ...

Texas Power Pool surpasses 140MW, releases renewable RFP - PRNewswire
2/19/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Power Pool surpasses 140MW, releases renewable RFP    PRNewswire WACO, Texas, Feb. 19, 2019 The Texas Power Pool has received sufficient Letters of Interest to surpass its initial 100 megawatt goal, placing ...

Texas Sun Powers New Green Mountain Energy Go Local Solar Plan - CSRwire.com
2/14/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas Sun Powers New Green Mountain Energy Go Local Solar Plan    CSRwire.com HOUSTON, Feb. 14 /CSRwire/ - Electricity customers across the state can let their Texas pride shine while showing the planet some love with a new solar plan.

Texas Is Harnessing the Power of Wind - D Magazine
2/5/2019 2:13:31 PM
Texas Is Harnessing the Power of Wind    D Magazine Wind power has been on a tear in Texas. It's difficult to argue with that conclusion considering that in mid-November, on a day of steady breezes in West Texas ...

'Green New Deal' isn't radical. It's a natural for Texas' wind, solar energy [Editorial] - Houston Chronicle
1/12/2019 3:00:00 AM
'Green New Deal' isn't radical. It's a natural for Texas' wind, solar energy [Editorial]    Houston Chronicle Strong winds and sunshine make Texas perfect for a 'Green New Deal'

Texas energy: an ideal mix of wind and sunlight could boost renewables - Vox.com
1/8/2019 3:00:00 AM
Texas energy: an ideal mix of wind and sunlight could boost renewables    Vox.com Is the state ready to tap into more wind and solar to re-imagine its power grid?

Tri Global Energy Statement: Solar And Wind Energy Could Replace Coal In Texas - PRNewswire
1/2/2019 3:00:00 AM
Tri Global Energy Statement: Solar And Wind Energy Could Replace Coal In Texas    PRNewswire DALLAS, Jan. 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study from Rice University on the growing role of wind and solar electricity in powering Texas has been attracting.

Time for Texas to share its expertise in renewable energy with Mexico: Torres-Verdin - El Paso Times
12/7/2018 3:00:00 AM
Time for Texas to share its expertise in renewable energy with Mexico: Torres-Verdin    El Paso Times The appetite for renewable energy in Mexico has never been stronger.

Fine-tuning renewables could help Texas balance energy resources: Study shows increasing importance of wind, solar to state's power production - Science Daily
12/5/2018 3:00:00 AM
Fine-tuning renewables could help Texas balance energy resources: Study shows increasing importance of wind, solar to state's power production    Science Daily A new study analyzes Texas' mix of wind and solar energy resources, and how to achieve better balance between them going forward.

Texas and Mexico have a perfect partnership opportunity: renewable energy - Dallas News
11/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Texas and Mexico have a perfect partnership opportunity: renewable energy    Dallas News Ignore the incendiary rhetoric coming out of Washington D.C., the new political climate south of the border has never been more favorable,...

Exxon Will Use Wind, Solar to Produce Crude Oil in Texas - Houston Chronicle
11/28/2018 3:00:00 AM
Exxon Will Use Wind, Solar to Produce Crude Oil in Texas    Houston Chronicle Exxon Mobil Corp. will use renewable energy to produce oil in West Texas. Under 12-year agreements with Denmark's Orsted A/S, Exxon will buy 500 ...

Why Is the Texas Market So Tough for Energy Storage? - Greentech Media
11/19/2018 3:00:00 AM
Why Is the Texas Market So Tough for Energy Storage?    Greentech Media The booming renewables industry in Texas should, in theory, create a role for energy storage plants to manage its variability. Years into the Lone Star State's ...

Federal Alternative Energy Subsidies' Expiration Date Causes 'Wind Rush' in Texas - Texas Standard
10/16/2018 3:00:00 AM
Federal Alternative Energy Subsidies' Expiration Date Causes 'Wind Rush' in Texas    Texas Standard “There definitely is a future for the industry. Now, whether they'll be able to survive without subsidies, that's the question.” Texas Standard · Federal Alternative ...

Purely Green Program Connects Consumers Directly To Renewable Energy In Texas - CleanTechnica
9/24/2018 3:00:00 AM
Purely Green Program Connects Consumers Directly To Renewable Energy In Texas    CleanTechnica September 24th, 2018 by Steve Hanley. Lots of people and small businesses would like to participate in the clean energy revolution but can't because they don't ...

Exxon Is Looking to Buy Cheap Renewable Energy - Greentech Media
8/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Exxon Is Looking to Buy Cheap Renewable Energy    Greentech Media Exxon Mobil is looking to secure between 100 and 250 megawatts of delivered solar or wind power in Texas, according to reporting from Bloomberg. Oil majors ...

Is a Texas Town the Future of Renewable Energy? - Smithsonian.com
3/21/2018 12:35:49 PM
Is a Texas Town the Future of Renewable Energy?    Smithsonian.com Dale Ross, the mayor of Georgetown, Texas, has a big smile, a big handshake and a big personality. In last year's election, he won big, with 72 percent of the ...

Texas Got 18 Percent of Its Energy from Wind and Solar Last Year - Scientific American
1/29/2018 3:00:00 AM
Texas Got 18 Percent of Its Energy from Wind and Solar Last Year    Scientific American While Texas is most often associated with fossil fuels and conservative politics, it's also earning a reputation as a leader in renewable energy integration.

The future of renewable energy is in Texas - CBS News
7/27/2017 3:00:00 AM
The future of renewable energy is in Texas    CBS News Renewable energy isn't at a crossroads in the U.S. so much as on a two-lane highway: While the federal government hits the gas on fossil fuels, states are ...

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