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CenterPoint officials say they aren’t worried about Houston’s economy

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CenterPoint Energy, the monopoly utility company serving Houston-area electric companies, reported a 55.8 percent increase in profits in the fourth quarter Thursday.
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Dynegy scraps California sales

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On Tuesday, the company reported a net loss of $104 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. It had a $91 million loss during the same period a year ago.
Dynegy CEO Robert Flexon is at the company's commercial desk. (Photo/James Nielsen)

Dynegy reports $104 million loss for fourth quarter

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Dynegy reported a larger fourth-quarter loss than in 2013, but a lower net loss for the full year.
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84th Texas Legislature: Energy Consumer Watchlist

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The 84th session of the Texas Legislature is in full swing, with scores of bills already filed that could end up helping or harming Texas energy consumers.
( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle )

Citigroup sets $100 billion funding goal for green projects

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The effort builds on an earlier goal to arrange $50 billion in deals that the bank set for itself in 2007 and achieved in 2013, three years ahead of schedule.
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Calpine generates quarterly profit increase

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Power generator Calpine Corp. reported a $210 million fourth-quarter profit, as it benefited from a decrease in the price of natural gas that fuels its power plants.
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Action Needed to Protect Rate Discount Program

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The money was collected from ratepayers to help needy ratepayers, and spending it on any other purpose would be to break a covenant with Texans.
(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.
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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.