https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/metro-line-houston.jpg 675 1200 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2021-11-16 14:31:422022-10-05 11:44:21Carbon Capture Subscriptions, Climate Entrepreneurs and more
by Tory Gattis — Every day I meet another oil and gas guy who is now a climate entrepreneur. I think there is going to be an explosion of clean energy activity out of the O&G sector...
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/fracking-sites-west-texas_dennis-demick.jpg 675 1200 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2021-10-18 18:12:432022-10-05 11:45:28Clean Energy Entrepreneurship in Houston, Densification, Welcoming Refugees and more
by Tory Gattis — Fracking has a bad rep, but know-how born of the shale boom is now helping power clean energy entrepreneurship in Texas.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/Golden-Gate-in-fog.jpg 900 1800 Jennifer Hernandez /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Jennifer Hernandez2021-08-23 11:34:502021-08-23 11:49:31Green Jim Crow
by Jennifer Hernandez — The daughter and granddaughter of steelworkers, I grew up in Pittsburg, California, a gritty industrial town on the outskirts of the San Francisco Bay Area, with a significant Latino and Black workforce. That California no longer exists.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/tx-grid-outage_2021.jpg 675 1200 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2021-03-29 11:04:292022-10-05 11:41:41Grid Resilience, Repurposing River Oaks Theater, TX Migration and More
by Tory Gattis — Texas can improve grid reliability without extraordinary costs: treat gas pumps like critical infrastructure during blackouts! This simple paperwork blunder left Texans cold during the deadly freeze.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/houston-at-night.jpg 600 1064 Jim Crump /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Jim Crump2021-03-08 11:45:412022-10-05 11:42:24Regulation of Electric Power in Texas
by Jim Crump — That electricity was tragically unavailable to many Texans during the recent period of extreme cold is driving concerns about current policy and regulation of electricity in Texas.
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by Tory Gattis — There was a simple, free solution to TX winter blackouts: add natural gas pipeline pumps to the list of critical infrastructure so their power isn't cut.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/texas-flag-in-snow.jpg 884 1280 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2021-02-22 12:59:042022-10-05 11:42:55Affordably Improving Texas Power Grid Resilience
by Tory Gattis — Solutions for affordably improving Texas power grid resilience will have to be nuanced and incremental. Winterizing all power plants may be unnecessarily expensive...
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/oil-rigs-off-galveston-tx.jpg 777 1600 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2021-01-18 06:25:072022-10-05 11:36:46How a Biden Presidency Can Boost Houston and more
by Tory Gattis — Many people may be thinking of a Biden presidency as negative for the oil industry and Houston, but infrastructure projects could boost Houston.
https://urbanreforminstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/houston-skyline-from-highway.jpg 675 1200 Tory Gattis /wp-content/uploads/2020/03/URI-logo-claret.png Tory Gattis2020-09-21 10:00:022022-10-05 11:38:02Dangerous HCTRA Toll Revenue Diversion, Rail vs. Road Forecasts, HTX and Energy Transition
by Tory Gattis — HCTRA toll road revenue will now be diverted into a general fund, even as transportation already suffers in Texas from the state's diversion of gas tax to non-transportation needs.
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In the fourth episode of the Feudal Future podcast, hosts Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky interview Jennifer Hernandez, a partner with Holland & Knight Law Firm in its California offices. Her firm is one of the most prominent in the world of environmental regulations, including California environmental law.