Texas News

The following news clips highlight Texas involvement in recent renewable energy and energy efficiency projects and list in chronological order. Here you can scroll through of stories dating back to 2003. Alternatively, you can search state energy news by state and topic.

March 26, 2014

Energy Department Invests $17 Million in Clean Energy Small Businesses

The Energy Department awarded $17 million in Small Business Innovation Research projects to help small businesses in 13 states develop prototype technologies that could improve manufacturing energy efficiency, reduce the cost of installing clean energy projects, and generate electricity from renewable energy sources. More

March 19, 2014

Staples Recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency

The Department of Energy recognized Staples for its leadership in energy efficiency at the Coppell Fulfillment Center near Dallas, Texas. More

December 24, 2013

Texas’ Largest Solar Farm Completes Phase I

The first phase of a 400 megawatt (MW) Texas solar project has begun operating in San Antonio, Texas. More

December 4, 2013

Energy Department Awards $4 Million for State Energy Efficiency

The Energy Department awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

November 26, 2013

Thirteen States Receive Energy Department Awards to Drive Greater Energy Efficiency, Save Money

Building on the Obama Administration's efforts to double energy productivity by 2030 and help communities save on energy bills, the Energy Department today awarded nearly $4 million to 13 states to increase statewide energy savings and boost the energy efficiency of public institutions, local governments, and industrial sectors. More

August 29, 2013

Texas Transmission Line Energized for Renewable Energy Zone

The first of seven 345-kilovolt transmission line projects associated with the Competitive Renewable Energy Zone (CREZ) initiative—designed to carry west Texas wind generation—was energized by Electric Transmission Texas. More

August 21, 2013

Largest Federally-Owned Wind Farm Breaks Ground

The Energy Department broke ground on the nation’s largest federally-owned wind project at the Pantex Plant in Amarillo, Texas. More

July 17, 2013

Energy Department Commissions a New Wind Farm Testing Site in Texas

The Energy Department along with Sandia National Laboratories and Texas Tech University commissioned the DOE/Sandia Scaled Wind Farm Technology site in Lubbock, Texas, to test multiple wind turbines. More

May 22, 2013

USDA to Boost Rural Electric Grid Efficiency and Reliability in 8 States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced funding for four rural electric projects in eight states—Colorado, Georgia, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, and Wyoming, and includes more than $20 million in Smart Grid funding. More

April 30, 2013

Bush Presidential Center Achieves LEED Platinum Certification

The George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas, announced that it has earned Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. More

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