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Webinar: Solar Energy & 2015 Texas Legislation
principal solar

The 2013 Texas State Legislative Session brought Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) to Texas. Remember that the Texas legislature only meets every other year. What will the 2015 Texas State Legislature do for solar power?   Hear co-founder and executive director of Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA) Russel Smith provide  a summary of the past year’s out-of-session activity and a forecast of the actions expected from

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HREN Breakfast: Bringing Solar Energy to Texas Market

Please join our partner, Houston Renewable Energy Network, for a complimentary breakfast discussion on “Bringing Solar Energy to Market in Texas and Beyond.”   Circular Energy Founder and EVP of Strategy, JC Shore, will share his perspective on the integration of existing utility models and distributed energy generation, and the near-term impact these dynamics will have on the energy market in Texas and beyond. Circular Energy, recently

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Lecture: Geothermal Energy – Earth’s Untapped Potential

Geothermal energy – the heat from the earth – is a clean, renewable resource that provides energy in the US and around the world. Unlike more highly touted alternative energy sources such as wind and solar, geothermal provides energy around the clock with less environmental footprint.   We will visit the concepts behind geothermal energy and the new and exciting technologies that promise to bring commercial geothermal resource development

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HREG Leadership Meeting
Business Graphs and Charts

The HREG leadership team meets on the first Tuesday of every month. We review recent accomplishments and upcoming tasks. Meeting on a regular basis helps us stay connected and flexible to accommodate the greater Houston community's needs.   TIME:                7:00 PM CDT  DURATION:    1 hour LOCATION:     via conference call   By invitation only. However, if you're interested (and serious) about serving on the leadership

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Solar Energy System Workshop

This workshop addresses all issues related to installation and operation. Ideal for those with a technical background or DIYer in need of guidance or troubleshooting with their solar installation project. This monthly workshop takes place at the TX/RX Labs facility. Hands-on experience will be provided with the installation of a ground-mount system.   Instructor:      Bill Swann, PE Duration:        2 hours Time:              

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Green Mountain’s New Power Plan

The company that pioneered all-wind electricity plans is launching an all- solar plan that it says could spur expansion of large-scale solar power in Texas. Green Mountain Energy, which played a substantial role in purchasing electricity from wind resources and encouraging more wind generation, announced its new plan Thursday.-solar plan that it says could spur expansion of large-scale solar power in Texas. It could lead to more solar power in Texas,

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Partnership on Aviation Bio-Fuels

This month U.S. consumers landed some exciting news as the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unveiled plans to create a national center for excellence on jet biofuel research.  The recently announced effort will help to revolutionize the air transportation industry by tackling one of its largest challenges – rising fuel costs. The center will be based at Washington State University and will bring together researchers from 16 academic institutions

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Biodiesel Production Begins at Texas Plant

Renewable Energy Group said this week that its biodiesel plant innortheast Texas has begun production. The biorefinery, in New Boston, was acquired by Iowa-based Renewable Energy after it had been down for four years. Major upgrades were done at the plant, which uses a variety of feedstocks and can produce 15 million gallons per year of biodiesel. This is the second Texas biorefinery that was acquired by Renewable Energy. It also operates a biorefinery

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IKEA Sells Solar Panels in UK

  IKEA is to sell solar panels at its British stores for the first time in an attempt to tap growth in the heavily subsidised green energy market. The world's biggest furniture retailer, best known for cheap basics such as its Billy bookcases and Ektorp sofas, plans to offer solar panel packages at all of its 17 British stores within the next 10 months.attempt to tap growth in the heavily subsidised green energy market. Ikea said the move

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Member News

Benefits of More Renewable Power Offset Burdens  Texas Solar Outfitters (Fuelfix - September 24, 2013)

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