Texas electrical grid remains vulnerable to extreme weather events
New regulations, weatherization standards and operational changes have addressed many shortcomings, but some critical gaps persist.
January 17, 2023
Southwest Economy, Second Quarter 2022
Looking Back: Harris County Five Years After Hurricane Harvey Hit
We look back five years, when then-Harris County Judge Ed Emmett went “On the Record” in Southwest Economy to discuss the response to Hurricane Harvey.
July 01, 2022
Southwest Economy, Second Quarter 2021
Texas Winter Deep Freeze Broke Refining, Petrochemical Supply Chains
It may take the Texas petrochemical industry until year-end 2021 to fully recover from the record cold that triggered power outages and supply disruptions in mid-February.
June 18, 2021
Southwest Economy, Third Quarter 2019
Texas Offers Perfect Setting to Study Impact, Costs of Climate Change
Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist and professor at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, offers her views on the impact and cost of climate change.
September 27, 2019