News Category: Rhodes

What does ‘100% renewable’ really mean?

Sept. 27, 2018

Georgetown, Texas, a town just north of Austin, has been in the news lately for its decision to ‘go 100% renewable’...

Energy Institute experts offer perspective on record-breaking demand for electricity

Aug. 29, 2018

Sizzling summer temperatures and record-breaking demand for electricity have provided a great opportunity...

Research shows adding 11 GW of solar would complement existing wind power on Texas grid

Aug. 29, 2018

Including a price on CO₂ emissions would make the installation of more solar energy in Texas considerably more attractive...

Why Trump digs coal and what it means

Aug. 29, 2018

The Trump administration is again trying to intervene in United States electricity markets...

Are high oil prices starting to hurt wind power?

Aug. 29, 2018

A recent decision by Texas regulators to turn down a large wind farm project highlights how changes in one energy sector can affect others...

Let’s get real about the myths surrounding “100% renewable” energy

Aug. 13, 2018

Georgetown, TX has received a lot of attention in the media and elsewhere for its decision a few years ago to contract for 100% renewable electricity...

How clean coal could make a tidy profit from tax credits

May 30, 2018

Energy Institute Research Associate Josh Rhodes examines the recent extension / expansion of a tax credit for carbon capture...

Summer demand for power could test Texas electric grid

April 26, 2018

This summer could present a stiff test for the Texas electric grid, but early indicators suggest we will get by...

Expansion of tax credits for carbon capture & sequestration could spur development of coal-fired power plants

March 29, 2018

A little-known provision of the recently enacted federal budget bill extends and expands tax credits for capturing CO2, which could trigger investment in new coal-fired power plants...

New Federal Budget Puts Price on Carbon

March 9, 2018

Republicans have agreed to put a price on carbon, at least temporarily...