POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Sept. 23, 2014

PUCT proposes smart thermostat reimbursement; EPA praises Texas Railroad Commission proposal; closer look at carbon dioxide


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • A proposal from a Public Utility Commission working group would reimburse Texas retail electric providers for providing smart thermostats and in-home monitors to low-income customers, Energy Choice Matters reports.
  • Although they often feud, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has praised a Texas Railroad Commission proposal concerning water quality and the high-pressure injection of oil and gas waste into wells, The Texas Tribune reports.
  • The New York Times examines the fundamental role carbon dioxide plays in our environment, and the many every-day sources that release it. From the article:

    “If Americans were to switch to cars that were twice as fuel-efficient as the current fleet, [scientist Pieter Tans] said, that alone would cut the nation’s emissions about 16 percent.”

 

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