(Bill Montgomery/Houston Chronicle)

Texans who don’t use enough power hit with penalty fees

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Many Texans receive penalty fees on their electric bills for not using enough power.
(AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Thousands without power during snowstorm in Massachusetts

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The state Emergency Management Agency says the plant’s emergency diesel generators are supplying power to the safety systems and there is no emergency or danger.
(Carolyn Mary Bauman /Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Texas wind cracks 10 percent threshold

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The amount of wind power generated in the state cracked the 10 percent threshold last year for the first time as the industry continues to make strides in the western and Panhandle regions of Texas.
Dynegy CEO Robert Flexon is at the company's commercial desk. (Photo/James Nielsen)

Dynegy says mega-deals won’t close in first quarter

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Dynegy doesn’t expect to close the pair of mega-deals it announced in August until some time after the first quarter of this year, the Houston-based power generator said Monday.
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Consumer Impacts: Texas Legislature Back in Town

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What can energy consumers expect this year as the Texas Legislature convenes for its 84th regular session? Will lawmakers pass laws to lower bills or will they take actions that have the opposite effect? The session begins January 13th. Here are a four issues that lawmakers may consider that could impact what Texans pay for their […]
H.B. "Trip" Doggett, shown last year at the Taylor offices of the  Electric Reliability Council of Texas, says he'll retire next year as CEO of the agency that manages most of the state power grid. (Houston Chronicle photo)

He helps keep the lights on for Texas

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H.B. “Trip” Doggett, who heads the agency that manages most of the Texas power grid, sees growth in demand response measures that offer incentives for power conservation during peak demand periods.

States work to meet new renewable energy standards

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From New Mexico and Texas to Montana and New York, PNM and other investor-owned utilities are facing higher renewable energy standards starting this year as numerous states and the federal government push for a reduction in the use of fossil fuels for generating electricity.
Electric Reliability Council of Texas ERCOT

Take a look inside ERCOT’s control room

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One of the most important rooms in the state is one few Texans will ever see.
(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Entergy: Louisiana needs more electricity for industry

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That likely means building power plants for about $1 billion a piece, which the 1 million customers of Entergy Corp.’s Louisiana companies will be expected to pay.
A rig works in the Barnett Shale. (Enervest)

Top Five Energy Stories of 2014

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This year the news has been full of good news and bad news for U.S. energy consumers. Major policy decisions (or lack thereof), changes in technology and emerging market forces have all played a role in influencing this year’s cheers and jeers in U.S. energy news. #1: The Energy Revolution Leads to Lower Gas Prices […]