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 »
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 »
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 power plants will represent almost all the growth in Texas electricity generation until at least 2040, the U.S. Energy Department reports. More »
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 »
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 »
Retail electric providers in Texas have begun offering deals that pay consumers for conserving energy. More »
NRG Energy Inc. suffered a $97 million in the second quarter, the company reported Thursday as it outlined plans to reorganize.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Wednesday unveiled a new mapping tool, giving the public its first glimpse into flooding risks at the nation’s power plants, oil refineries, pipelines and other critical energy infrastructure. More »
Pattern Energy Group LP announced Tuesday it had acquired a planned 200 megawatt wind project southwest of Dallas that will sell more than half the power it produces to Wal-Mart.
Utilities and automakers are looking to a time when electric cars become more common and might strain electric grid capacity. More »
A lower price of natural gas means lower costs for industries that use it–especially metal durable goods. More »