Stories By Chris Tomlinson

  • Gas prices will stay high until we all drive electric cars Oil producers have no reason to sell cheaper gasoline, writes business columnist Chris Tomlinson. Only a switch to electric vehicles will change the calculation.
  • Texas officials mislead public on best fix for broken electric... Texas officials produce statistics about the foundering electric grid that mislead the public on the best fixes.
  • Nothing godly about Christian in Texas Railroad Commission race The run-off in the Republican primary for the Texas Railroad Commission is the most interesting this year.
  • Texans need a fairer day in court when facing debt collectors Texas lawmakers have made it easier for debt collectors to use the courts, now they need to protect consumer rights.
  • Texas oil made the difference in WWII. Europe needs it again. Climate change demands that we reduce oil and gas in long-term, but Europe needs Texas energy now, business columnist Chris Tomlinson writes.
  • Texas companies promise to help employees find abortions Most private health insurance offers abortion coverage, and companies will fly employees out of Texas to get care.
  • Texans could pay more if big electric consultants rewrite rules The Public Utilities Commission of Texas is considering hiring consultants to help rewrite grid rules that also works for big electric companies.
  • Texas college offers 21st century career: disaster expert Houston Community College is rolling out a new program training people to defend against disaster, natural and man-made.
  • How gas companies can reduce climate impact and prove it works Tech firm Context Labs can help natural gas companies reduce climate impact, if they choose.
  • Lower medical bills with better public health Too many people mistake spending on health care with better health.
  • Column: Marijuana legalization overdue in Texas Most Americans support legalizing marijuana, only a handful of Texans are slowing progress.
  • Texas companies embrace hydrogen to retain energy crown Clean hydrogen offers Texas oil and gas companies a future in clean energy world.
  • Crypto could raise Texas electricity prices Supporters say mining cryptocurrencies in Texas could help the electricity grid, but not all business plans are the same.
  • Crypto could raise Texas electricity prices Supporters say mining cryptocurrencies in Texas could help the electricity grid, but not all business plans are the same.
  • Oppose anti-LGBT laws before they pass Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick wants to boycott Disney and impose anti-LGBT laws. Only business leaders can stop him.
  • Want a ride in metaverse? Virtual road trips are gaining ground. New tech takes passengers into the new worlds, allows drivers to navigate on the other side of the world.
  • Rice professor offer climate gridlock strategy Rice professor Daniel Cohan tries to explain solution to gridlock around climate change in new book.
  • Homebuying will be tough in 2022 Inflation and COVID are combining to make homebuying hard in 2022, with higher prices, higher rates and fewer choices.
  • A Texas Fin-tech firm hopes to boost small business loans Community banks are providing fewer small business loans, a Texas fin-tech firm hopes to boost them.
  • Biden’s oil release won’t make much difference President Joe Biden is releasing oil from the strategic reserves, but he cannot change dictators or fix industry challenges.