Our mission is to advance the understanding and conversation on all policy perspectives about critical energy issues needed to ensure a robust economy and bright future for Texas.
September 18, 2014 – Austin, TX
All Hands on Deck: Finding Solutions to the Energy Workforce Gap
Across the nation, energy companies are searching for qualified employees with the necessary knowledge, skills and talents for the many new jobs opening, from the oil fields to the c-suite, due to the energy boom. Without the needed engineers, executives and skilled laborers, billions of dollars in energy investments and new technologies could go to waste. An energy executive recently stated that more than fifty percent of energy companies have labor shortages.
Oil and gas industry jobs, thanks to… Continue reading
September 11, 2014 – Austin, TX
Mark your calendars and plan to attend the following important upcoming events on critical energy issues:
Power Across Texas Policy Forum Luncheon “Texas Energy Workforce: Filling the Gaps for the Future” featuring Hope Andrade, former Texas Secretary of State and currently the Employer Representative on the Texas Workforce Commission, and Ann Randazzo, the Executive Director of the Center for Energy Workforce Development(CEWD) which is “a non-profit consortium of electric natural gas and nuclear utilities and their associations – Edison Electric Institute, American… Continue reading
August 21, 2014 – Austin, TX
There’s a New ISO in Town!
Traversing twenty-seven counties and over 15,000 square miles in Southeast Texas, Entergy Texas, Inc. (ETI) employs more than 1,110 people, serving more than 400,000 electric customers in its geographic footprint as a vertically-integrated electric utility, with generation, transmission, distribution and customer-side services, outside of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). ETI’s parent company, Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR), occupies a four-state footprint (Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas), delivering electricity to 2.8 million utility customers in those states, employing 14,000 people, operating… Continue reading