Butter makes everything taste better, but it turns out it can also be used to power your home, according to one Pennsylvania farmer. More »
The price of natural gas is plummeting at a pace that has caught even the experts off guard. More »
Geothermal energy developers plan to pump 24 million gallons of water into the side of a dormant volcano in Central Oregon this summer to demonstrate new technology they hope will give a boost to a green energy sector that has yet to live up to its promise. More »
Blazing temperatures helped push up electricity use in Texas by 5 percent in 2011, according to a study by the state’s grid operator. More »
A Texas Senate committee will examine how current and future drought conditions might hurt the state’s capacity to generate electricity and could leave some areas without enough power. More »
Thunderstorms in the Houston area that prompted tornado warnings have knocked out electricity to about 6,700 homes and businesses, according to power provider CenterPoint Energy. More »
Luminant Generation Co. will continue operating two coal-fired electricity units it had previously planned to close now that a federal court temporarily halted a pollution regulation from being implemented, the company said Friday.
The EPA must delay implementing rules on interstate air pollution on Jan. 1, a federal court ruled, siding with electric power producers seeking to defeat the new regulations.
New environmental regulations, coming amid warnings that Texas might not meet its electricity needs next summer, could set up a legal dilemma for regulators, grid operators and generators. More »
Houston-based Calpine Corp., the country’s largest independent power producer, said new regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency are necessary and won’t create reliability issues. More »
Michael Lundy was bracing for a bleak Christmas in Juneau after he lost his wallet and $550 that was to have gone toward rent and his utility bill, he said. More »
Spurred by CenterPoint Energy’s biggest saver contest, Butler broke his bad energy habits, and he started seeing the difference on his electric bills almost immediately, he said. More »
The EPA unveiled the first-ever national standards for toxic emissions from power plants, in rules that undoubtedly will affect the electric power picture in Texas. More »
The car company said the Nissan Leaf could power an owner’s home for up to two days, helping owners avoid blackouts or high electricity bills, according to a Metro news report. More »
Luminant reiterated its hopes that it later might restart two power plants the company plans to idle to comply with a new regulation. More »