Category: Electricity

Commentary: How natural gas is changing China’s energy landscape

China is in a pickle. It is a pickle it is well aware of – and trying to fix – but a pickle nonetheless, as it tries to wean itself off coal and ramp up its natural gas consumption. So here are some of the trials and tribulations faced by the world’s largest energy consumer […]  More »

Calpine to sell Florida facility to Duke Energy

Calpine Corp. has agreed to sell a Florida power plant to Duke Energy, but the companies have not yet finalized the terms of the deal, a Calpine spokesman said.  More »

Policy uncertainty could undermine future of renewables, agency says

Power generation from renewable resources like wind, solar and hydroelectricity could slow unless policymakers offer more clarity about future markets, according to a report.  More »

Guest commentary: Partnerships needed to tackle global energy challenges

The global energy industry must seek new avenues to meet growing demand.  More »

Financial speculators betting on power line congestion

Investors with no intrinsic stake in energy markets — they are neither generators, nor industrial users, nor consumers of electricity — are reaping millions in the New York congestion market.  More »

Calpine buys Massachusetts power plant for $530 million

Calpine Corp. announced today that it purchase a power plant near Boston from Exelon Corp. for $530 million in a deal that Calpine officials say will help the company expand its footprint in a key region.  More »

Dynegy to acquire power assets for $6.25 billion

Two years after emerging from bankruptcy protection, Houston’s Dynegy Inc. is planning to pay $6.25 billion to nearly double its coal and gas-fired generating capacity in two separate deals for Midwestern and Northeastern power plants.  More »

China’s natural gas demand continues to grow

Natural gas accounted for only 4.9 percent of China’s total energy consumption in 2012, but that share is expected to grow to 8 percent by 2015 and 10 percent by 2020.  More »

Natural gas will dominate Texas electric growth, report says

Natural gas power plants will represent almost all the growth in Texas electricity generation until at least 2040, the U.S. Energy Department reports.  More »

NRG deal gives it a new place in the sun

NRG says its acquisition of a company that makes solar-powered gadgets will help it provide electricity to customers when they’re off the grid.  More »

Coal imports fall as natural gas advances

Imports of coal for electric power plants have fallen from a peak level of 30 million tons in 2007 to less than 7 million in 2013.  More »

Electric Deals Pay Customers for Conservation

Retail electric providers in Texas have begun offering deals that pay consumers for conserving energy.  More »
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