Electricity

May 8, 2016

Oncor’s Uncertain Future: A Critical Analysis of the Hunt Family’s Proposed Acquisition of Oncor Energy

On March 24th, the Texas Public Utility Commission approved a controversial proposal by the Ray L. Hunt family to purchase and restructure Oncor Energy, the state’s largest …

February 24, 2016

Germany’s Energiewende: A European Perspective

In 1980, a German ecological think tank coined the term “Energiewende” and defined the concept as “growth and prosperity without oil and uranium.”[1] Since then, the idea …

November 3, 2015

More Natural Gas, Less Coal: Texas’ Electricity Grid Reacts to Low Gas Prices and Regulatory Pressure

Emissions regulations and cheap natural gas prices are fueling an increase in the number of natural gas fired power plants in Texas. This trend is likely to …