Fort Hood 

Fort Hood is a U.S. army base, located in Killeen, Texas. The post is named after Confederate General John Bell Hood. It is located halfway between Austin and Waco, about 60 miles (100 km) from each, within the U.S. state of Texas.

Fort Hood is an installation of the United States Army and is the largest military base in the world (by area). Its origin was the need for wide-open space to test and train with World War II tank destroyers. Fort Hood is the most populous U.S. military installation in the world. The main business area is in Bell County, with the training countryside area of the post in Coryell County.

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April 07, 2017

Renewable energy in Texas: Solar 

Solar energy may not be as prominent as wind energy in Texas, having an installed capacity of 589 MW which puts Texas on tenth rank nationally. This can power 63000 homes. Nevertheless, growth of solar capacity was 65% in 2015 with a 48% increase of investment over that year. Installed solar PV system prices dropped 12% from 2015 and 66% from 2010.

In its Long Term System Assessment Update for 2016, ERCOT expects solar energy to grow from approximately 2% in 2017 to 17% in 2031. (ERCOT is the Electricity Reliability Council of Texas responsible for generation, transmission and frequency regulation in the electricity market of Texas).

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April 07, 2017

Trade mission Logistics and Plastic Resins 


20 - 21 Maart 2017 | NBSO


Trade mission Logistics & Plastic Resins

On March 20 and 21 2017, the NBSO welcomed a delegation from the Netherlands. The delegation was formed by representatives from different logistic service providers looking for business opportunities in the expected plastic resin boom in Houston in the near future. Also part of the delegation was our colleague from the Netherlands, the general secretary of the Holland Logistics Network.

The mission was focused on logistics and more specifically on the total chain of logistics of plastic resins. A plastic resin is the raw material from which i.e. plastics are made off. Because of all the new construction in the Bay Area Houston -almost $50 billion worth of new projects- Houston is the place to be for service providers in this industry.

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March 27, 2017 Categories: Handelsmissie

Dallas-Fort Worth 

North Texas is like a piece of fine art on a 9,000 square mile canvas. It’s a collage of more than 150 cities and towns and 12 counties; each with their own unique shape, texture and color. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan region is sculpted by 4 percent employment growth; 3.5 million skilled employees; a diversified corporate portfolio strengthened by the services and manufacturing sectors; 16 major colleges and universities for blended Lees meer
 
March 08, 2017

Renewable energy in Texas: Wind 

If Texas were a country, it would rank 6th place globally for installed wind energy capacity and it does also rank first place for wind-energy related manufacturing. With 16.9 GW of installed wind capacity in 2016, Texas leads the nation. In 2012, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory concluded that Texas’s annual technical wind potential accounts for 17% of the entire nation. Wind turbines convert the wind’s kinetical energy into Lees meer
 
March 08, 2017

About the State of Energy  

It was during the State of Energy, an annual event hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership, where the dependence on the energy industry was made clear. Whether it is the transport, the food, the manufacturing or the pharmaceutical industry; representatives from various companies and organizations seek to find some certainty on what is about to come in the future, since they are all influenced by the recent downturn in the oil and gas Lees meer
 
February 10, 2017

New Year’s Reception 2017 

The full representation of the Dutch economic network in Texas, the Honorary Consuls, the Netherlands Business Support Office (NBSO) and the Netherlands American Chamber of Commerce - Texas Chapter (NACCTX), hosted their New Year’s Reception, on the 17th of January 2017, at The Houston Club. We are happy that both familiar and new faces joined us in celebrating the start of a new promising year. Opening remarks were made by Nadia Sant, Lees meer
 
January 24, 2017

New NBSO- office in Mexico 

Since January 1st 2017, the NBSO- network has a new member: the NBSO- Mexico. We welcome our new colleague Steven Büter. We asked Steven to introduce himself and the new office in Queretaro. My name is Steven Büter, 29 years old, married to a Mexican woman an we have been living in Queretaro (Mexico) for four years now. I studied at the University of Twente and at the TEC de Monterrey in Monterrey and Queretaro. The location of Lees meer
 
January 13, 2017

Houston hosts World Petroleum Congress 2020 

We are pleased to share the news that Houston has won the bid to host the World Petroleum Congress in 2020. The last time the triennial World Petroleum Congress was held in the United States was 30 years ago in Houston. Mayor Sylvester Turner, the U.S. WPC Bid Committee chaired by Galen Cobb, Vice President of Industry Relations at Halliburton, and Visit Houston, worked tirelessly to make this happen. The Partnership has been supportive Lees meer
 
January 03, 2017

The Netherlands is taking over SWSX with New Dutch Wave! 

World famous festival South by South West (SXSW) is coloring a little more orange next year, because of the launch of ‘New Dutch Wave’ in Austin on March 12th 2017. The New Dutch Wave consists of the ‘Take Over House’ in which the Dutch creative Industry is granted his own stage. The ‘Take Over House’ is an addition to the regular participation of the Dutch at SXSW. Startup Envoy HRH Prince Constantijn will launch the Take Over House on the Lees meer
 
December 09, 2016 Categories: Austin
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