energy http://hppr.org en Why Texans are using less energy than predicted http://hppr.org/post/why-texans-are-using-less-energy-predicted <p></p><p>A growing population and inadequate electricity supply has kept a looming energy crisis over Texans. &nbsp;Rolling blackouts would come, or so it was predicted.&nbsp; This month, a report from the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) release its annual forecast of how much electricity Texas will have in the coming years, and thing don’t look so bad <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2014/03/03/why-texans-are-using-less-energy-than-expected/">according to StateImpact Texas.</a></p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 28747 at http://hppr.org Why Texans are using less energy than predicted An unusual combination of circumstances caused winter propane prices to explode http://hppr.org/post/unusual-combination-circumstances-caused-winter-propane-prices-explode <p></p><p>Folks living in rural areas across the High Plains know when the weather is warm, propane is cheap. &nbsp;When it gets cold, both demand and the price go up. &nbsp;But, this season the price skyrocketed to unheard of levels due to the combination of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant disaster, wet corn, and a string of winter storms. according to a <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/02/20/how-corn-cold-weather-and-a-nuclear-disaster-caused-propane-prices-to-explode/">recent article from StateImpact Oklahoma</a>.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 28506 at http://hppr.org An unusual combination of circumstances caused winter propane prices to explode Anti-regulation politics affects the energy industry in Texas http://hppr.org/post/anti-regulation-politics-affects-energy-industry-texas <p></p><p>The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the state agency responsible for issuing permits for greenhouse gas emissions in the state, has refused to issue the permits until recently, leaving industry in the state in a difficult position. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:00:43 +0000 Adam Vos 27853 at http://hppr.org Anti-regulation politics affects the energy industry in Texas Propane prices set records http://hppr.org/post/propane-prices-set-records <p></p><p>The cost of propane is breaking records.&nbsp; The <a href="http://www.eia.gov/petroleum/heatingoilpropane/">U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)</a> lists the current average price nationwide at just over four dollars per gallon. &nbsp;That’s more than a dollar higher than last week said a recent article in <a href="http://stateimpact.npr.org/oklahoma/2014/01/29/oklahoma-propane-supplier-has-never-seen-prices-this-high/">StateImpact Oklahoma</a>.</p><p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 06:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 27493 at http://hppr.org Propane prices set records