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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

Senate votes to end renewable energy programs

The Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would close the book on two programs that helped fuel the state’s years-long surge in wind energy production.v

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Renewables, drilling among upcoming energy bills

Energy, a huge chunk of the Texas economy, is never far from the agenda at the Legislature. This year, Sunset Advisory Commission reviews of oil and gas and electricity regulators will keep the sector in the spotlight...

Saturday, June 6th, 2009

Letter: Clean energy, transparency not a special interest

Public Citizen's Texas executive director TOM "SMITTY" SMITH finds it laughable that his organization would be called a special interest group.

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Letter to the Editor: Don't let special interest groups control PEC

An independent slate of candidates for the Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC) Board of Directors is asking voters to consider the influence of special interest groups in the election.