Lamar Smith, unbound, lays out political strategy at climate doubters’ conference. Science

Gulf of Mexico waters are freakishly warm, which could mean explosive springtime storms. Washington Post

‘They’re not meters or ratepayers’: Inside Austin Energy’s customer-focused business strategy. Utility Dive

Wind energy firm trying again for OK of cross-country line. Associated Press

With land already in hand, Trump eyes Big Bend for border wall. Austin American-Statesman

Wildfires in Oklahoma and Texas burn nearly 1 million acres, killing 7. WHNT

Tillerson used ‘alias’ email for climate messages, Schneiderman says. Bloomberg

Record-breaking year for solar includes big industry gains in Texas. San Antonio Business Journal

Texas city leads the way on renewable energy. NPR

Bill would reduce opportunities for Texans to protest corporate polluters, critics say. Texas Observer

Ken Paxton praises Trump’s EPA as relations warm. Austin American-Statesman

A Texas energy company offers a glimpse of what carbon capture could look like. Texas Monthly

Natural gas squares off against competitors for Texas emissions money. Austin American-Statesman

Council grows Houston’s use of solar power. Houston Chronicle