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In this May 22, 2014 photo, a rainbow forms as sprinklers spray water to prevent coal dust from entering the air at Dominion Terminal Associates' coal terminal in Newport News, Va. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

US sending coal abroad

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 »
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New “peaking” power units coming to Texas

East Texas-based Navasota Energy plans to build natural-gas fired “peaking” units in Guadalupe and Wilson counties capable of quickly sending power to the Texas grid at times of heavy demand.  More »
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GE in Texas wind farm deal

General Electric’s Energy Financial Services unit and E.ON Climate and Renewables North America are forming an investment partnership to own and operate a Texas wind farm.  More »
Power lines, owned by Energy Future Holdings, near the Lake Hubbard Power Plant near Dallas. (Allison V. Smith/The New York Times)

Energy Future execs, directors paid $25.5M before bankruptcy

Court documents filed this week show Energy Future Holdings CEO John Young, directors and other executives collected a combined $25.5 million in compensation in the year before the Dallas power generator filed for bankruptcy.  More »
Chile's Energy Minister Maximo Pacheco speaks to FuelFix after an industry breakfast at the Four Seasons Hotel on Wednesday, July 02, 2014. (Dave Rossman photo)

Chile officials visit Houston to urge renewable investment

Typically, when foreign energy ministers visit Houston, they’re in town to pitch the oil and gas sector on investing in their country in order to tap a bounty of oil and gas resources. Officials from Chile in town Wednesday worked a different angle.  More »
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Cape Wind receives major loan guarantee from feds

Cape Wind Associates LLC received a conditional $150 million loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Energy for its project off the coast of Massachusetts.  More »
A man climbs a ladder to reach the rooftop, where solar panels are set up, in Sichanloo, a hamlet 125 miles northwest of Tehran, Iran. In this village nestled in the arid hills of rural Iran, the government-subsidized solar panels on the rooftops of homes here provide both needed electricity and a shining symbol of efforts by the Islamic Republic to wean itself off fossil fuels and nuclear power. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Oil-producing Iran looks to solar to light future (photos)

In this village nestled in the arid hills of rural Iran, government-subsidized solar panels on the rooftops of homes provide both needed electricity and a shining symbol of efforts by the Islamic Republic to wean itself off fossil fuels and nuclear power.  More »
An employee of SunPower Corp. checks assembled solar panels at the SunPower Corp. module manufacturing plant at Flextronics in Milpitas, California. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Renewables to get most of $7.7 trillion power investments

Renewable energy may reap as much as two-thirds of the $7.7 trillion in investment forecast for building new power plants by 2030 as declining costs make it more competitive with fossil fuels.  More »
A General Electric Co. employee assembles a component for a gas turbine at the company's factory in Belfort, France. (Fabrice Dimier/Bloomberg News)

All roads lead to gas as GE, Siemens vie for new markets

With gas set to be the fastest growing fossil fuel over the next 20 years, deals to tap into the coming boom are growing.  More »
A systems operator inside a transmission control center in Massachusetts. (Getty Images)

Russian hackers threatening power companies, researchers say

A Russian group of hackers known as “Energetic Bear” is attacking energy companies in the U.S. and Europe and may be capable of disrupting power supplies, cybersecurity researchers said.  More »
Electricity power lines stand in the countryside near to the Sizewell nuclear power plant operated by British Energy Group Plc. in the U.K.( Jason Alden/Bloomberg)

Georgia’s coal-to-solar pivot shows the way on climate regs

Fears that the Obama administration’s latest climate regulations will drive up local electric bills is doing wonders for the state’s solar-panel installation business.  More »
The Navy's stealthy Zumwalt destroyer is anchored at Bath Iron Works in Maine. Shipbuilders plan to bring military-grade jet fuel aboard the Navy's biggest destroyer in July 2014, in preparation for lighting off some of the world's largest marine turbines for the first time. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Stealthy warship getting jet fuel to prep for high-tech power system

Bath Iron Works is getting ready to bring fuel aboard the Navy’s biggest destroyer in preparation for firing up some of the world’s largest marine turbines this summer.  More »
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