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Andy Uhler

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Andy Uhler is the Texas-based reporter for Marketplace, based in Austin.

He joined Marketplace team from the Texas Standard, an hour-long news program produced at KUT in Austin, Texas. Prior to that, he was a natural resources policy analyst at the Texas Legislature as part of a global policy studies master’s program at the University of Texas at Austin. He was also the senior producer for the music journalism program Texas Music Matters, and he worked as a co-host for NPR Music’s festival coverage.

Andy's reporting tends to focus on the energy industry and agriculture in Texas. Every now and again, though, he gets to report on sports. When that happens, don't be surprised if the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers or Dallas Mavericks enter the conversation.

Latest Stories (754)

Some smaller airports are facing a jet fuel shortage as air travel picks up

Jul 28, 2021
Aircraft fighting wildfires are increasing demand, too, but the real problem is a shortage of truck drivers capable of delivering fuel.
A worker monitors a fueling hose as he pumps fuel into a plane in 2008 at Oakland International Airport in Oakland, California.
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Rents are rising again, making it hard to find an apartment

Jul 22, 2021
Bidding wars to rent? One would-be renter says that's going on in Houston, Texas.
While rents in urban areas dipped during the pandemic, they're climbing back up and inspiring rental bidding wars in some markets.
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White House unveils strategy for bringing environmental justice to underprivileged communities

Jul 21, 2021
Memo tasks 21 federal agencies with combining two of the administration's top priorities in how energy and environmental funds are spent.
A memo released Wednesday tasks agencies with ensuring that disadvantaged communities receive much of the benefit of energy and environmental spending.
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Plug-in vehicles might cost more upfront, but should save money in the long run

Jul 20, 2021
Electric cars can save drivers thousands of dollars on maintenance over the life of the vehicle.
Some consumers may be put off by the purchase prices of electric vehicles, but lower maintenance may outweigh those costs.
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How will the world respond to the European Union's proposed carbon border tax?

Jul 19, 2021
Scott Barrett of Columbia University thinks countries may adopt their own trade-oriented approaches to battling climate change.
Flags of the European Union member states hang inside the Council of the European Union's Lex building in Brussels.
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As air travel soars, airline contract jobs struggle to be filled

Jul 14, 2021
How much of your flying experience is actually run by a company other than the airline you’re flying?
Airline outsourcing in the United States took off during 1970s deregulation.
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Benefits of clean energy far outweigh costs, report shows

Jul 13, 2021
Clean Energy Futures found that a U.S. transition to 80% clean electricity by 2030 would produce a net benefit over $1 trillion.
The transition to clean energy would be a net positive economically but easier said than done.
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One of the nation's biggest student loan servicers is pulling out. Where does that leave borrowers?

Jul 12, 2021
Seth Frotman, executive director of the Student Borrower Protection Center, says all student borrowers should be taking steps to protect themselves at this time.
Graduating students arrive for the Columbia University 2016 commencement ceremony in New York.
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Coal use rises as natural gas prices spike

Jul 7, 2021
Long term, coal isn't a good option as an energy source. But the competition between coal and natural gas is what matters now.
Although the U.S. and other developed nations still use carbon-heavy coal in electricity production, the industry is declining.
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Oil prices are high. So why aren't U.S. oil producers drilling?

Jul 6, 2021
Two reasons: reluctant investors and potential regulations.
A natural gas drill at a hydraulic fracturing site on in Springville, Pennsylvania, in 2012.
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