Increases in domestic oil-and-gas production, efficiency and use of renewables will cut imports’ share of U.S. energy demand nearly in half by 2035, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said. More »
The EPA’s air chief expressed confidence that the Cross-State Air Pollution Rule will survive a court challenge from several states and utilities including Texas and Dallas-based Luminant Generation Co. More »
It could be lights out for the biggest buyout in history. The $43.2 billion purchase of TXU by two private equity groups in 2007 looked brilliant at the time. Natural gas prices were expected to rise, driving wholesale power prices higher. That was especially good for TXU, which generates much of its electricity from lower-priced [...] More »
Consumption of renewable-energy sources will grow more quickly by 2030 than it will for any other energy source, while oil will grow slowly enough to lose market share, according to a new report by BP. More »
In a report issued Tuesday, President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness suggested more development of conventional and renewable energy on federal lands to create jobs and boost energy security. More »
Energy topped the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual list of priorities for boosting the economy, with the group’s head urged approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and further exploiting domestic oil, gas and coal resources. More »
Luminant Generation Co. will continue operating two coal-fired electricity units it had previously planned to close now that a federal court temporarily halted a pollution regulation from being implemented, the company said Friday.
The EPA must delay implementing rules on interstate air pollution on Jan. 1, a federal court ruled, siding with electric power producers seeking to defeat the new regulations.
Wowee, what a year it has been. Here’s a quick tour of some of the key themes and drivers of Energyland™ in the past twelve months: 2011 has been an amazing year in EnergyBurritoland™. Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you have the most utterly brilliant holiday period. All the best for 2012! More »
The EPA unveiled the first-ever national standards for toxic emissions from power plants, in rules that undoubtedly will affect the electric power picture in Texas. More »
The Environmental Protection Agency is expected Wednesday to announce its first-ever standards for mercury and other toxic emissions from power plants, capping months of debate over a rule that Republicans and utilities have decried and environmental and health groups have hailed. More »
Luminant reiterated its hopes that it later might restart two power plants the company plans to idle to comply with a new regulation. More »