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 »
The energy minister for Tanzania is in Houston seeking oil and gas investment in the East African nation. More »
Houston-based retail electric provider Direct Energy will buy a residential solar installer for $54 million, the company announced, marking its entrance into the U.S. residential solar market. More »
Waste Management Inc. will sell its waste-to-energy business to a private equity firm for $1.9 billion, the company announced Tuesday. More »
As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution, according to an Associated Press report. More »
Restoring an electricity system after at total blackout — as is depicted in the newest Planet of the Apes movie — is much more difficult than portrayed by Hollywood. More »