Independence Heights earned a place in history as Texas’ first African-American city, settled in 1908 and sovereign until it was swallowed by the city of Houston 21 years later. More »
Duke did not name a replacement CEO immediately.
The increase of the cap for maximum wholesale electricity prices to $9,000 will help meet the generation demand, but the cap is likely increase rate volatility electricity retailers, a former Texas utility regulator said. More »
Stiffer environmental regulations and the falling price of natural gas could cause the nation to lose between 15 percent and 24 percent of coal power generation by 2035, according to a GAO forecast. More »
America’s increasing thirst for energy will bring about more plants and wind farms, but will also create major challenges for moving and balancing power on electric grid systems, experts said at a Houston convention Wednesday. More »
While storage systems involving water, compressed air or lithium ion batteries have gotten the bulk of attention among the nascent energy storage industry, systems that use excess power to generate hydrogen gas could provide a flexible and highly effective solution, said Daryl Wilson, CEO of Hydrogenics, while speaking at the Total Energy USA Conference at George R. Brown Convention Center.
Companies trying to extract oil and natural gas from the Mississippi Lime formation and other fields in northwest Oklahoma and western Kansas are dealing with insufficient access to electricity. More »
About 1,200 coal-fired power plants have been proposed worldwide, including 36 in the United States, according to a report by World Resources Institute. More »
The International Energy Agency came out with some startling predictions this week, including this: Renewable energy sources will approach coal as the primary source of world electricity by 2035. More »
As the number of nights without power stretched on for thousands left in the dark after Superstorm Sandy, patience understandably turned to anger and outrage. More »
The U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission yesterday suspended a JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) unit’s electrical-trading authority, saying it had filed false information to regulators. More »
Southern Co. (SO) and other utilities could retire as many as 353 coal-fired electricity units as the costs of installing pollution controls on those plants won’t let them compete with cheaper natural gas and wind power, an environmental group said. More »