Thursday, February 18, 2021

THE WINTER STORM AND WIDESPREAD ENERGY CRISIS IN TEXAS

We are joined by Westwood One News Correspondent CLAYTON NEVILLE from Dallas with the latest. A Dallas native, Clayton Neville has been working in news and sports media in East Texas since graduating with a BA in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma in 2007. Clayton served as News Director for KMOO-FM in Tyler-Longview for 6 years. He covered a wide variety of stories including the devastating Van, TX. tornado in 2015. Clayton also served as Sports Director in East Texas, calling games for a number of high schools and Tyler Junior College. While working as a part-time sports host at 92.1 FM The Team in Tyler, Clayton covered the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, and other local teams. Clayton’s passion for news brings him back to his hometown to serve the listeners of DFW.

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RICHARD PEREZ, PhD, is a research professor at the University at Albany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, where he directs applied research and teaches in the fields of solar radiation, and solar energy applications, and daylighting.

WEBSITE: https://www.albany.edu

Well know in the solar energy field, Mr. Perez’s contributions include Institute-funded research into the cost of mitigating PV output ramps using short-term energy buffers; identifying the potential of photovoltaic power generation to meet the electrical power demand of large cities in nontraditional solar regions such as the northeastern United States; and the development solar radiation models which have been incorporated in standard solar energy and daylighting calculation practice around the world. Mr. Perez has produced over 200 journal articles, conference papers and technical reports, and holds two US patents on methods of load management using photovoltaics. He has received several international awards including a Certificate for Outstanding Research from the US Department of Energy, Best Published Article from the International Solar Energy Society, and the American Solar Energy Society’s highest award, the Charles Greeley Abbot Award. Mr. Perez earned a MA and PhD in atmospheric sciences from the University of Paris and SUNY-Albany, and earned an undergraduate degree in electrotechnics from the University of Nice, France.

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MICHAEL BUSLER, PH.D. is a public policy analyst and a Professor of Finance at Stockton University where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Finance and Economics. He has written Op-ed columns in major newspapers for more than 35 years.