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Updated: 01/15/2021

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Top 5 Environmental Organizations In Texas

Today, 63% of Americans feel that climate change has an effect on their local communities. If you’re a Texan looking to minimize that impact, there are plenty of avenues that you can pursue. One would be to join or support ...

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Utility Scams To Look Out For In 2021

Every year, utility scams trick thousands of Americans out of their hard-earned money. Reports that range from a woman in New York who lost $2,100, to businesses that have lost up to $15,000, emphasize that everyone is a target. These ...

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Texas Electricity Providers Increased Customer Satisfaction During COVID-19

While the pandemic has been tough on everyone, retail electricity providers (REPs) in Texas have shown their ability to persevere and help their customers through it.  A new study released by Escalent shows that Texas providers increased their Net Promoter ...

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NRG Buys Direct Energy For $3.6 Billion

On July 24th, 2020, NRG announced that it would acquire Direct Energy from Centrica PLC for $3.625 billion.  With over 3 million customers in its portfolio, Direct Energy is one of the largest retail electricity providers in North America. This ...

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TXU Energy’s Beat The Heat Program Helps Those During COVID-19

TXU Energy, a leading Texas electricity company, launched its 22nd annual Beat the Heat program. The program assists those at risk from the Texas heat, providing air conditioners, fans and heat-safety tips. In a press release by the company, TXU ...

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Congress Pledges Support for Energy Industry

Given the economic beating being taken by so many industries in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are more than a few that have been lobbying for government assistance since March. The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection loan ...

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COVID-19’s Impact on Wind, Solar Energy

While it may not be as dire a proposition as that presently faced by the oil industry, the renewable energy industry in the U.S. has been hard-hit by the coronavirus pandemic. The crisis has resulted in construction delays; it’s put ...

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How the Oil Crash Stands to Change Energy Industry

While it is undeniable that the COVID-19 crisis has significantly impacted the oil and gas industry, it is equally undeniable that the industry was occupying unsteady ground for several years before the pandemic. Global oil demand was approaching -30% in ...

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Questions Loom as the US Faces Oil Crisis

It’s nothing the most optimistic tech guru nor the most pessimistic energy maven could have predicted a few years ago, but the U.S. energy industry is now around half the size of Microsoft Corp. due to plummeting energy prices across ...

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Texas COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program Overview

On March 26th, 2020, the Public Utility Commission (PUC) of Texas responded to COVID-19’s impact on Texas’s utility customers. This included the COVID-19 Electricity Relief Program, which ensures Texan’s severely affected by COVID-19 can keep the lights on during the ...

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