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What South Carolina Can Learn About Energy from Texas

South Carolina is a lot like Texas – making news on a national basis when it comes to energy. For failures. Money down the drain. Organizations that failed customer needs. Both states can learn, specially from Texas. Lesson: It is a poor…
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What North Carolina Can Learn About Energy from Texas

North Carolina is setting its energy future. Advice has come in from special interest energy groups and consumer groups. The Governor and legislators have taken initial stands. The utility has proposed an integrated resource plan, which is not…
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Texas Governor Demands Partial Improvements in Energy

It’s hot in Texas, and apparently in the Governor’s office, too. Pressed for action on the energy emergencies in the state, Governor Abbott issued a letter to the Texas Public Utilities Commission. The letter directs the PUC to act beyond…
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June is Like February for Texas Electricity

Here’s the headline: Texas grid operator urges electricity conservation as many power generators are unexpectedly offline and temperatures rise Except for the temperature, June seems a lot like February in Texas. Power plants are…
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Texas Blackouts Are Simple, In a Complex Sort of Way

Texas’ recent power outages from the winter storm have lessons for the whole nation. The reason for the outages is simple, though only at a high level. The blackouts get complex fast. The complexity is already showing itself in the factual…