Yesterday, I was on Melissa Francis’ show on Fox Business discussing the “war on the coal,” which dovetailed with a column I wrote in May looking at how coal plant operators were trying to blame the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for their … More »
We made it through the summer, and the lights stayed on.
This is a guest post by Tom Murphy. Tom is an associate professor of physics at the University of California, San Diego. This post originally appeared on Tom’s blog Do the Math.
A short while back, I described my standalone (off-grid) urban photovoltai… More »
Leaning on a battered set of scales while flies swarmed his piles of trash, Akbar said he wasn’t demanding much: “All I want is continued access to waste.” More »
The order is part of FERC’s effort to eliminate manipulation of the electricity market. More »
State officials in recent months have been trying to figure out how to get more money out of consumers to give to power companies.
Wood Group GTS will build a new 75 megawatt natural gas power facility in Texas for NRG Energy, the company announced Thursday. More »
The growing use of rooftop solar systems are spurring concern that U.S. utilities may decline to purchase power generated by the panels, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. More »
A new retail energy plan offers electricity exclusively generated in Texas using Texas natural gas. More »
Two top Democratic representatives are asking the House to probe whether climate-change related heat waves and droughts jeopardize the nation’s electric supply. More »
The tie between energy supply, population, and the economy goes back to the hunter-gatherer period. Hunter-gatherers managed to multiply their population at least 4-fold, and perhaps by as much as 25-fold, by using energy techniques which allowed them … More »
Texas electric generators say they need more money if they’re going to provide power plants that may be idle except when demand is highest. More »
The Texas Public Utility Commission is hearing arguments today on the best ways to inspire power companies to build new plants in anticipation of growing electricity demand. More »
A new retail electric brand offering customers power generated exclusively from renewable sources illustrates Texas’ growing demand for clean energy, a consumer advocate says. More »
Groundbreaking is set for Thursday for a 758-megawatt, natural gas-fueled power plant to serve Central Texas. More »