Texas

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    Texas storm impacts local utilities costs

    In February, a once-a-decade weather event occurred in Texas, bringing unusually cold temperatures and snowfall.

    During this storm, demand for natural gas skyrocketed for both heat and electricity, at the same time as availability plummeted due to frozen gas supply lines and reduced pumping capacity fromread more →

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    My Friend, the North American Electric Grid

    My roof is equipped with an 8.5 kilowatt solar array, enough to supply household needs and to charge Sparky, our electric car. Our 25 solar panels free us from an electric bill; they don’t make us energy independent. In the summer, Xcel Energy sends us checks to pay for the… read more →