News Release | Environment Texas

New report: Electrifying Texas buildings would reduce pollution equal to 3.9 million cars

AUSTIN -- Texas ranks #3 in the nation for potential reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and #6 for  potential reduction of gas usage as a result of building electrification, according to a new report released today by Environment Texas Research & Policy Center, TexPIRG Education Fund and Frontier Group. The study, Electric Buildings: Repowering Homes and Businesses for Our Health and Environment, found that completely repowering Texas’s homes and businesses with electricity by 2050 would result in result in emissions reductions of 18.3 million metric tons of carbon dioxide -- equal to taking 3.9 million cars off of the road -- and reduce pipeline gas usage by 378.4 billion cubic feet. Going all-electric in our state’s buildings would help cut emissions, improve public health and protect the planet, the report concluded.

News Release | Environment Texas

Environment Texas statement on appointment of Will McAdams to Public Utility Commission of Texas

"His experience suggests he understands the electric industry. The question is, will he stand up to the industry and vigorously work to protect consumers and the environment?" 

News Release | Environment America

Statement: Biden expresses transformative vision in ‘Build Back Better’ infrastructure plan

Environment America, U.S. PIRG, and PennEnvironment respond to the outline of President Biden's Build Back Better plan before his speech in Pittsburgh unveiling the plan. The transformative plan focuses on infrastructure investments that will improve public health and the environment.

News Release | Environment Texas

Texas House approves bill to block city efforts on gas pollution in buildings

Today the Texas House of Representatives voted 113-34 in support of HB 17, which would prohibit cities from directly or indirectly restricting the use of gas in buildings. The following statement can be attributed to Environment Texas Executive Director Luke Metzger:

News Release | Environment Texas Research and Policy Center

New report shows Texas has huge offshore wind potential

AUSTIN - Offshore wind could provide Texas with 166% of its electricity needs, according to a new report released today by Environment Texas Research & Policy Center. Last year, the federal government identified Port Isabel and Port Arthur as viable sites for offshore wind and selected the two Texas towns for more detailed cost analysis. Environment Texas called on the state of Texas to form a task force to begin siting offshore wind.