Dateline Rice for June 17, 2021

Dateline Rice


With temperatures soaring in Texas, fragile power grid in new danger
Daniel Cohan, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and a Rice faculty scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
The Hill
13 Investigates: No incentive, no clear electric savings, ERCOT can't define voluntary compliance
ABC 13 Online (This segment also aired on KTRK-TV in Houston.)
Sweltering Texans urged to reduce cooking and cleaning to ease grid strain
The Guardian (This article appeared in the June 17 print edition of The Guardian and its U.S. edition, and it appeared in yesterday's Dateline.)
Record heat and flimsy power grid across US illustrates urgent need for green infrastructure
Common Dreams
'Big 2 News at 5'
KMID-TV (Odessa, Texas)
'ABC News Dallas'
KTSA-AM (San Antonio)
http://dateline.rice/june-17-cohan (This segment aired four times.)

Gov. Greg Abbott announces work on the Texas border wall has started, allocates $250M to the project
Tony Payan, the Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and director of the Center for the United States and Mexico at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, is quoted.
MSN (This article originally appeared in KVUE Online.)

Why ineffective diversity training won't go away
An article mentions that Eden King, associate professor of psychological sciences, collaborated on the featured research.

Dr. Anil R. Diwan leads NanoViricides in fight against COVID-19
Alumnus Anil Diwan is featured.
Forbes India


Students pitch solutions to environmental problems at first Flash Talk hosted by NMSU