POV: Power Breakfast

Power Breakfast for Dec. 10, 2015

Scientist delving into energy storage; California companies move to Texas; Dallas selected to participate in Envision America


POV: Power Breakfast

A nearly daily update of energy-related news:

  • Paul Chu, founding director and chief scientist at the University of Houston’s Texas Center for Superconductivity, speaks to The Texas Tribune about his work researching energy storage. With added energy from renewable sources fluctuating depending on weather conditions, Chu seeks to find ways to store intermittent energy and release it into the electricity grid when it’s most needed.
  • According to a new study, the state of Texas has had more companies move to the Lone Star state from California than any other state.  Of the 1,510 companies moving out of California between 2008 through 2014, Texas has become the home of 219 (nearly 15%) of these companies.  This has resulted in more than 37,000 jobs gained and a $6.5 billion investment into the State.
  • The city of Dallas was one of 10 cities selected to participate in Envision America, an organization encouraging American cities to become “smart cities” by using technologies to help with energy, water, waste and air challenges. According to the consulting firm Frost & Sullivan, smart cities represent a trillion-dollar global market in the next 10 years.

 

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