is a reporting fellow who grew up in the rural community of Woodfords, California, near the Nevada border. Keaton is studying for a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has reported on the environment, politics and education for the online student publication Reporting Texas. He also has written for the Austin American-Statesman and Inside Climate News. Keaton is a dedicated cat dad and guitarist in a local band.
This summer, industrial scale batteries have helped boost the energy supply during critical evening hours. Battery storage represents a small fraction of Texas’ energy mix now, but it’s expected to rise sharply in coming years. Full Story