The Luminant Lake Hubbard natural gas power plant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp., stands in Dallas, Texas. Matt Nager/Bloomberg

Energy Future Holdings misses filing deadline

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

Cranes stand at the construction site for Southern Co.'s Kemper County power plant near Meridian, Mississippi, on Feb. 25, 2014. The facility will be the only U.S. commercial power plant that will capture its own carbon emissions. (Gary Tramontina/Bloomberg)

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.
Categories: Coal, Electricity
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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.

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.
Categories: Electricity
(Bill Montgomery photo/Houston Chronicle)

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.

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.

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.
(Kostas Tsironis/Bloomberg)

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.
Categories: Electricity
A team from NRG Energy is installing a 100 kilowatt solar power system at Hospital Bernard Mevs in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, this week. NRG Energy owns Houston’s Reliant Energy. (Photo: NRG Energy)

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.
Categories: Electricity, Solar
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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.