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

Stella Lux Solar Car goes Texas!  

On November the 22nd- 23rd twofold world champion of the world solar challenge (2013 and 2015) Stella Lux family solar car visited Austin. TU Eindhoven's successful solar team teamed up with the solar team of the University of Texas in Austin, who build solar car TexSun, to showcase both solar powered cars in the smart city capital of the world. The visit of the TU Eindhoven solar team was part of strong ties between GSC3 partnership Lees meer
 
December 02, 2016

Meet the second city in Texas- San Antonio 

Ranked as the #1 city for economic growth potential by Business Facilities and #3 among America’s Secretly Cool Cities by the Huffington Post, San Antonio continues to be a shining star in Texas. Located in south-central Texas, San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the United States and has a population of over 2 million. The 15 colleges and universities in the area educate 160,000 students, providing a steady supply of skilled talent Lees meer
 
Posted by Mariella Priem November 18, 2016

World Champion Stella Lux visits Austin! 

The car of the future, the Stella LUX Solar Family Car will be in Austin this November the 22nd and 23rd. The Stella Lux is two-times World Champion World Challenge Australia 2013 and 2015. The car will be driving around Austin at 10.30 am on Tuesday November, the 22nd with Mayor Adler and accompanied by the UT Texas Solar car. Lees meer
 
Posted by Mariella Priem November 18, 2016

Austin ranks no. 1 in the Kauffman start-up index 

The Kauffman Index, from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, measures entrepreneurship at the national, state and metropolitan levels across a three metrics: the rate of new entrepreneurs, the number of entrepreneurs who started their companies when unemployed, and the number of startups per capita. According to the data, roughly 555 out of every 100,000 adults in the Austin region became entrepreneurs in a given month during the past five Lees meer
 
Posted by Mariella Priem October 20, 2016
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