How the Energy Industry Works

From plan gimmicks to planned power outages, learn about how the energy industry works.

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    How to Choose an Energy Provider & The Right Electricity Plan

    9 minute read

    Are you tired of feeling like you’re stuck with the same old energy plan that doesn’t quite fit your needs? We hear you. That’s why we’re here to help you navigate the world of Texas energy plans and find one that’s tailored to your lifestyle and budget. In this guide, we’ll show you how to

    Gimmicky Energy Plans - watch out for snake oil

    Texas Electricity Plan Gimmicks Exposed: How to Identify Them

    4 minute read

    In a deregulated energy market like Texas, companies strive to differentiate themselves through customer service, branding, pricing, and plans offered. However, sometimes energy companies offer deals or plans that sound too good to be true. While some may work in your favor, others will cost you more in the long run. In this article, we

    Energy Production

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    What Is Natural Gas? Everything You Need to Know

    9 minute read

    The United States is the world’s largest consumer of natural gas, accounting for about 25% of global consumption by 2020 at around 32.31 trillion cubic feet (Tcf). The electric power sector accounts for around 38% of that growth as consumers are constantly looking for cleaner-burning fuels that lower their carbon footprint in their homes.  Out

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    The Advantages and Disadvantages of Coal as an Energy Source

    6 minute read

    We’ve all heard about coal energy – good and bad. But what is coal energy, and how does it fit into our daily lives? In this article, we’ll take a closer look at coal energy, how it works, and how it impacts our environment.  How burning coal produces energy Coal accounted for 19.5% of the


    Learn more about sustainability in the energy industry and how to curb carbon emissions.

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    What Is Carbon Capture and Storage?

    5 minute read

    Have you ever wondered how humanity can reduce our global environmental footprint while reliably producing enough energy to meet the ever-growing demands of our society? It’s one of the biggest challenges facing scientists and engineers today.   Gases that trap heat in our atmosphere are called “greenhouse gases”. The rapid accumulation of carbon dioxide (CO2) and

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    What Are the Best Fossil Fuel Alternatives?

    4 minute read

    Fossil fuel alternatives: what can we use instead? There are many sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels including solar, wind, hydro, nuclear, biomass/biofuel, and geothermal. Fossil fuels are the majority energy sources around the globe, but renewables are picking up steam as the fight against climate change progresses. Natural gas energy Natural gas is indeed a

    What actually happens when you flip a switch?

    The Deregulated Texas Energy Market

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    Ultimate Guide to TDU Charges in Texas

    3 minute read

    What are TDU charges? TDU charges are part of your monthly electricity bill in Texas that pay for the delivery of power from the plant to your home, management and maintenance of power lines, and the meter and measurement of your home’s electricity consumption. Learn more about the charges on your energy bill. What is

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    What Is ERCOT? The Texas Power Grid Explained

    9 minute read

    What is ERCOT? ERCOT stands for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. This is the organization responsible for managing the Texas power grid. They manage the flow of electricity to 90% of the state, over 26 million Texans. In this guide, we will unravel the intricacies of ERCOT, its role in managing the power grid,