(AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Luminant buys NextEra power plants in Texas for $1.59 billion

Luminant, the power generation subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp. in Dallas, is purchasing two, large natural gas-fired power plants in northeastern Texas.
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Texas wind and solar power could compete with fossil fuels in just a few years

While Texas currently has very little solar power generation, there are several projects currently in development.
A worker adjusts hoses during a hydraulic fracturing operation at an Encana Corp. gas well, near Mead, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Proposed fracking in Ohio national forest gets hearings

Attendees of a series of U.S. Bureau of Land Management hearings being held this week say both opponents and supporters have been out in force.
sage grouse fight

Judge: Battle to prove need to block U.S. rules on sage grouse

The groups are suing the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management and asking for a temporary injunction to block the proposed rules before a trial.
US President Barack Obama delivers remarks at a Clean Power Plan event at the White House in Washington, DC, August 3, 2015. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama tells CEOs climate change offers growth opportunities

Obama argued that slowing or halting climate change will benefit corporate bottom lines by opening new avenues for investment in renewable energy and other green technology.
FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2012 file photo, smoke billows from smokestacks near Emmett, Kansas. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to set tougher new limits on smokestack emissions from nearly two dozen states that burden downwind areas with air pollution from power plants they can't control. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

EPA intends tougher downwind air-pollution rule in 23 states

The EPA’s proposal follows a federal appeals court ruling this summer that upheld the agency’s right to impose the clean-air standards, which block states from adding to air pollution in other localities.
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U.S. unveils plan to limit drilling on energy-rich Colorado plateau

The compromise settled a lawsuit filed by environmentalists who want to preserve the plateau’s forests, meadows, streams and wildlife.
Plaquemines Parish coastal zone director P.J. Hahn walks through oiled marsh grass in Bay Jimmy near the Louisiana coast on Oct. 14, 2010. (AP file photo/Patrick Semansky)

Louisiana parish drops suits against oil and gas companies

The Plaquemines Parish council voted to dismiss 21 suits it had pending against 68 oil companies, officials and a lawyer said.
Shell Oil President Marvin Odum, center, speaks at the University of Houston energy symposium, "Carbon tax: Is it the right time?" on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle )

Shell Oil Co. president touts carbon tax over piecemeal regulations

A carbon tax or cap-and-trade system in the U.S. — and globally — would serve the energy industry better than the current slate of piecemeal state and federal regulations, Shell Oil Co. President Marvin Odum said Tuesday at a University of Houston energy symposium on “Carbon Tax: Is It the Right Time?”
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Struggling SunEdison in cost-cutting mode as it seeks profitability

SunEdison quickly grew into the world’s largest renewable energy developer and is building a handful of solar and wind farms in West Texas and the Panhandle.