A wind farm in West Texas, outside of Roby. (Photo courtesy Rational Middle Media)

EDF building new Texas wind farm for Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble made the announcement of the Tyler Bluff Wind Project on Monday at the White House as part of the company signing the “American Business Act on Climate Pledge” to achieve 30 percent renewable energy power to its plants globally by 2020. The wind farm will be built near Muenster in Cooke County by the end of 2016.
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Southern Company and South Korean utility team up on “clean coal”

Southern Company is seeking to set the global blueprint on making clean-coal projects work.
The W. A. Parish power plant on Friday Sept. 5, 2014 in rural Fort Bend County, TX.  (Eric Kayne/Invision for NRG/AP Images)

Report: Texas already on path to meeting most Clean Power Plan goals

The Clean Power Plan, the final version of which was proposed in August, is intended to reduce carbon pollution from existing power by 32 percent from their 2005 levels by 2030.
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Calpine buys power plant for $500 million

Houston-based Calpine Corp. is expanding its power plant fleet by purchasing the Granite Ridge Energy Center in New Hampshire for $500 million.

Commentary: Regulators Approve Nearly 20 Percent Fee Hike for Texas Electric Grid Operator

The fee hike, the largest since at least 2009, will be applied to wholesale power purchases, meaning that it won’t go directly into home bills. But it’s sure to trickle down anyway, and could increase your energy costs by 10 cents or more each month.
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Commentary: Why The $5 Billion Battery Plan Went Nowhere

The sticking point is that under the Texas electric deregulation law, transmission and distribution utilities cannot own generation assets.
Constellation Energy's coal-fired Brandon Shores power plant in Anne Arundel County, Md., Jan 15, 2012. (Shannon Jensen/The New York Times)

Entergy sells natural gas power plant for nearly $500 million

Entergy, which services much of the Greater Houston region through its Entergy Texas subsidiary, said it bought the 13-year-old Rhode Island State Energy Center power plant for $346 million in 2011 and wants to free up more cash for other opportunities.
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NRDC: U.S. has made “unprecedented” shift to renewables

While natural gas plants are considered more environmentally friendly than their coal counterparts, the report notes natural gas production is linked to the emission of methane — the main component of natural gas — which is a “potent climate change pollutant.”
The EPA heard radically different views as it opened public hearings in Denver on its proposal to slash allowable methane emissions from oil and gas production. (Lucas Schifres/Bloomberg)

Gas power passes coal for the second time ever

The amount of electricity generated from natural gas surpassed the share of coal-fired production in July for just the second time ever — the first time being in April.
Current, as GE calls the new business, will increase annual sales to about $5 billion in five years from its start at $1 billion. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, file)

GE splits lighting business to form LED unit

CEO Jeff Immelt is focusing on building up the manufacturing units, which make products ranging from jet engines to oi field equipment, and shrinking the GE Capital lending arm.
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