Texas Part of Coalition Suing EPA Over Clean Power Plan

Environment Texas Director Luke Metzger, meanwhile, described the lawsuit as “unconscionable” given the obvious effects of climate change.


Texas grid operator predicts 50-fold increase in solar by 2030

Under these scenarios, solar would represent 6-7% of total annual generation. Environment Texas notes that the baseline scenario is substantially higher than the 9.9 GW by 2029 that ERCOT predicted in a 2014 report.

“This recognizes the historically low prices we're seeing in the solar market today,” said Luke Metzger, director of Environment Texas Research and Policy Center. “It's a remarkable time for solar, with each new prediction or price beating the previous historic one.”


Austin, Texas approves another 162 MW of solar projects

According to an analysis by Environment Texas, Austin is on track for solar to represent roughly 13% of its electricity generation by 2017. In order to qualify for the 30% federal Investment Tax Credit these projects must come online in this timeframe.


To Paxton's Cheers, Court Blocks EPA Clean Water Rule

“Texas' waterways are incredibly important to our environment, our health and our economy,” said Sara Smith, an attorney with the group Environment Texas. “Unfortunately, polluting industries promised legal warfare when the Obama Administration decided to move forward on this rule, and that's exactly what we are seeing now.”


Groups, student government say UT must change fracking policies

Environment Texas, the Sierra Club and members of UT's student government released a report Tuesday outlining the effect fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, is having on university-owned land in West Texas.