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Whatever the future holds for humanity, it is likely to take place in an urban context. Yet, there are many, and sometimes divergent, urban futures. This book is being published as a series, with permission of the American Enterprise Institute. Please return weekly to read each chapter as it is published.
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...
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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.
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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.