What is the role for solar power?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 15, 2021

Dr. Perryman reacts to President Biden's goal to reach a significant reliance on solar power by 2050.

How will Biden's executive orders regarding the energy sector actually affect the state?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on February 03, 2021

Perhaps counterintuitively, Texas' oil industry will not be as heavily impacted as one might think.

How will the Biden administration impact the Texas economy?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on January 22, 2021

Dr. Perryman runs through the relevant policy changes likely to come about under President Biden. 

Black Gold!
Column Published in syndication October 27, 2021

Oil prices have regularly closed above $80 per barrel of late, something that hadn't happened since 2014. They've more than doubled in the past year and are a far cry from the doldrums of last spring. High oil prices ripple through the economy. More than half of the cost of gasoline is directly determined by oil prices, and most manufacturing and distribution involves some use of derivative fuels. Consumers are paying higher prices both directly at the pump and indirectly through other products.

Oil's Well!
Column Published in syndication July 14, 2021

The energy sector remains a key driver of the Texas economy. It dominates state exports; drilling, production, transportation, and processing activity involve substantial investments; and the massive supply chain has been entrenched and expanding for over a century. Although the Texas economy is diverse and multifaceted, oil and gas and related activity from exploration through shipping comprise about 13-14% of overall business activity.