April 13 — April 22 is Earth Day and in anticipation of the holiday, WalletHub has released a new study ranking the states based on eco-friendliness. According to the study, as well as dealing with a global pandemic, the nation had one of the most expensive years on record for natural disasters, spending about $343 billion.
April 11 — Texas produces about 40 percent of the country’s crude oil and about a fourth of its natural gas. That means long-term energy reforms — including those pushed by the federal government — are likely to hinge on the commission, the unique elected body that governs the state’s drilling and pipeline industries. The commission has been in the middle of debates about fracking, methane pollution, water contamination and the long-term future of the conventional energy industry. And it will play a central role in the administration’s plans to cut greenhouse gases and fix abandoned oil and gas wells.
April 8 — Ever since China began cracking down on Bitcoin mining, miners have been rushing to Texas to take advantage of the state’s cheap power prices, tax incentives, as well as the ability to connect to the grid quickly.
One of the most important municipal coalitions currently active in gas ratemaking is the Atmos Cities Steering Committee, an organization of over 150 cities in north and central Texas with nearly 1.2 million residential customers.