News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Statement: Railroad Commission doesn't inspire confidence in gas supply winterization effort

The Railroad Commission of Texas, the state’s main regulator of the oil and gas industry, approved Tuesday new critical infrastructure rules to guide the winterization of the gas supply. This comes in response to freeze-offs at gas wells and other parts of the gas supply chain that were key factors in the February black-outs. 

News Release | Environment Texas

Build Back Better Act to supercharge clean energy growth in Texas

On Friday, November 19th, the US House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376). Although the legislation still faces a number of challenges as it moves through the senate, this is a monumental step towards reducing pollution, investing in renewable energy, cleaning up toxic sites, and protecting our lands, waters and wildlife.

News Release | Environment America

Statement: U.S. House of Representatives passes historic climate investments

WASHINGTON -- Following a summer of extreme heat and drought, the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday passed the Build Back Better Act (H.R. 5376), which includes groundbreaking levels of investment to reduce global warming pollution, clear the air we breathe, clean up toxic sites and protect our lands, waters and wildlife. 

News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

Texas battery storage increases 77% in October

AUSTIN - New data from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) finds that battery storage grew from 469 megawatts (MW) in September to 833 MW in October, a remarkable 77% increase in just one month. This dramatic growth in battery storage comes as funding from the federal infrastructure bill is poised to increase battery storage even further.