Category: Electricity

Kinder Morgan looks to Maine to fill proposed pipeline capacity

With New England staring down another winter, Kinder Morgan and other companies have been seeking opportunities to fill the region’s growing energy needs.  More »

Electric vehicles are getting cleaner, group says

Most Americans now live in regions where electric vehicles produce fewer greenhouse gas emissions than the most efficient hybrid cars, according to a new analysis.  More »

Proposed transmission line puts corporate powerhouses at odds

The Public Utility Commission of Texas will decide whether CenterPoint Energy can build a new transmission line that two Houston generating companies oppose.  More »

Mark Ruffalo touts Houston electricity plan

Actor-turned-activist Mark Ruffalo cheers Houston’s decision to buy renewable energy — part of a trend of cities and corporations seeking out alternative power.  More »

Biorefineries planned for South Louisiana

Gov. Bobby Jindal and Frank Randazzo, the company’s chief operating officer, said Monday that NFR BioEnergy will convert sugar cane waste, known as bagasse, into hardened energy pellets for use as fuel at global power plants.  More »

TCAP Mailbag: Discounts Set to Expire?

“Is it true that the state will soon discontinue its bill assistance program for low-income Texans? And if so, are there low-income programs that can take its place?”  More »

Northeast carbon auctions reach $1.8 billion

The nine Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states participating in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative use the revenue to fund energy efficiency, renewable energy, consumer utility bill assistance, and other consumer programs  More »

Commentary: Mixing energy and pop: If Katy Perry and I were to do a duet…

…I would have no squabble in doing one of her hits,  but we would have to work in some commodity themes into the lyrics. So here are some ideas I am working on pitching her. Roar - We could definitely belt this one out. Not only does roaring louder, louder than a lion sound like fun, […]  More »

NRG may expand carbon capture plans

NRG is installing technology at the W.A. Parish plant to capture carbon dioxide before it is emitted into the atmosphere.  More »

It’s not just oil, power due to be overhauled in Mexico

Mexico’s landmark energy reforms have mostly been discussed from the perspective of oil and gas production, but industry experts are also hoping the changes will prove transformative for Mexico’s electric power industry.  More »

Noble Energy to supply Israeli gas to Jordan’s power company

Noble and Jordan’s national power company signed a non-binding letter of intent that would provide Jordan with 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas over 15 years from the Leviathan field in the Eastern Mediterranean sea. That’s equal to 300 million cubic feet per day.  More »

Texas grid operator says it will be able to keep up with fall, winter electricity demand

Officials with the organization that manages most of the Texas power grid said they expect to have sufficient electricity to meet peak demand during the upcoming fall and winter seasons.  More »
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