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New CEO takes over at Hill Country power provider Pedernales, one of nation’s largest co-ops

Pedernales Electric Cooperative Inc., the Johnson City-based electricity provider that supplies swaths of the Hill Country and Austin suburbs with power, has a new CEO — the first woman to hold the post in the organization’s nearly 80-year history. The...

In Remembrance of Karen R. Johnson

One of our esteemed AWE Board Members, Karen R. Johnson, passed away on June 5, 2016.  She was a devoted wife, loving mother, caring mentor, and dear friend to many. Karen was a graduate of the University of Texas at...

Articles of Interest

Hiring Women Isn’t the Problem but Keeping Them is, Says ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance

The oil industry is doing a better job of hiring women. Keeping them remains the challenge, says ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance. Conoco, the world’s biggest independent oil producer, has seen its percentage of female and minority workers climb among its youngest...

Lynn Good on How Duke Energy Is Getting Past Coal

CEO says utility is investing in renewables and natural gas, and ‘will continue to decarbonize’ Utility executives are navigating a rapidly changing landscape: low prices, weak electricity demand and increasingly strict emissions rules. Duke Energy Corp., the giant utility based in...