Category: Electricity

Energy Future Holdings misses filing deadline

The decision not to submit the report could be another step toward bankruptcy.  More »

Coal’s best hope is costly power plant in Mississippi

Rising from the scrub pines of central Mississippi is a $5.2 billion construction project that may determine the future of coal in the age of global warming.  More »

Utility offers $250K reward in grid attack

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. offered a $250,000 reward Thursday for information leading to an arrest and conviction in a startling attack mounted nearly a year ago on telephone lines and the power grid in Silicon Valley.  More »

Grid operator endorses $590M power project for Houston area

The state’s electric grid operator has endorsed $590 million in upgrades designed to improve electric reliability in the Houston area.  More »

Feds: Gas accounted for half of new US power generation in 2013

Natural gas continues to eat into coal’s share of U.S. power generation, accounting for more than 50 percent of the nation’s new generating capacity last year, according to a new report from the Energy Information Administration.  More »

Natural gas utility expands footprint with $1.28B acquisition

The Laclede Group Inc. is acquiring Alabama Gas Corp., the natural gas utility business of Energen, for about $1.28 billion in cash.  More »

Tech titans graded in green energy friendliness

Apple and Facebook won near-perfect grades in a new rating of tech giants’ clean energy friendliness, while Twitter and Amazon failed on almost every measure.  More »

Texas blackouts rise, ranking No. 2 in nation

Texas has more blackouts than every other state but California according to a new study of power outages that occur nationwide.  More »

NRG acquires residential solar company

Energy provider NRG Energy Inc. announced it has acquired a New Jersey-based solar company as part of an effort to help customers interested in generating their own clean power.  More »

Solar power shines in eyes of Americans

Americans are cozying up to the idea of solar power, with four-fifths saying they view it positively, according to a survey released Monday.  More »

Mexico tapping wind potential

The historic overhaul of Mexico’s energy sector could shift the direction of its nascent wind power industry to the huge market north of the border.  More »

Wind power hits Texas record

The new West Texas transmission lines helped Lone Star wind power reaching new gusty heights, reaching a record of more than 10,000 megawatts of generation late Wednesday night.  More »
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