Why Texas is the Smart Meter Market to Watch

The Lone Star State may lag behind California in its number of smart meters deployed, but it’s taken a lead in regulations and funding. And those are just a couple items in a long list of reasons why, despite one or two cost barriers, Texas may emerge as the leader in smart meter deployment.…

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Video: DFJ Mercury on VC Investing in Flyover Country

The venture industry is contracting at the moment, with overall dollars going into venture capital funds shrinking by 57 percent in the second quarter from the year before. Amid this background DFJ Mercury, a Houston-based affiliate fund of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, raised a $70-million second fund.…

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In the Heart of Texas, a Wind Power Transmission Snag

Nobody likes high-voltage transmission lines running through their backyards, not even in the energy-loving heart of Texas. Recently a group of landowners (the Heart of Texas Landowners Coalition) persuaded the state’s regulators to force utility Oncor to reroute a $100 million transmission line around their property.…

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