The Daily Texan

All content by Emily Grubert

Keep hydrofracking costs in proper perspective

May 4, 2011

Natural gas has a serious image problem because of its water intensity, real or perceived. The practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” has received significant media attention for...

Natural gas, air and water

April 18, 2011

Texas and national lawmakers continue to address issues related to energy, water and air pollution, with particular attention to natural gas and hydraulic fracturing. However, energy bills are not the...

Disclose hydraulic fracturing fluids

April 4, 2011

    The Texas House is currently considering a bill to disclose fluids used for natural gas production in hydraulically fractured wells. H.B. 3328, proposed by Rep. Jim Keffer, R-Eastland,...

Internet, meet energy

March 21, 2011

    The Internet people and the energy people want to work together, or at least that’s what I’m told. The Internet is our most recent example of a high-tech, widely deployed...

A lack of depth at issue conferences

September 20, 2010

Many of the panels, speeches, issue sessions and awareness campaigns I attend focus on the same few facts and issues. People working in similar areas often joke that they could give each other’s...

X-treme climate

February 9, 2010

Last summer, Austin created an electricity bill assistance program to deal with exceptionally high power bills related to extreme temperatures. The city Web site has tips for keeping cool during...