Children play on the rooftop of a house as emissions billow from smokestacks at the NTPC Ltd. Badarpur coal-fired power plant in Badarpur, Delhi, India, on Tuesday, April 28, 2015. (Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg)

India renewable power demand to surge by 2040

Over the next quarter century, the 240 million people without electricity in India will likely become the biggest force behind global energy demand, the International Energy Agency says in a new report.
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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.
FlexGen solid state generator operating in the Permian Basin. FlexGen)

Startup seeks to power oil drillers with hybrid energy

A recent infusion of capital helped the company fill the demand for renting its turn-key hybrid power generators.
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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.
David Crane, president and chief executive officer of NRG Energy, Inc. ,  looks at Solar panels above a parking lot at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona Tuesday June 11, 2013. (Laura Segall/ Bloomberg News)

NRG Energy makes management shifts amid sinking stock

NRG President and CEO David Crane bemoaned the “unabated selloff in our stock” earlier in November.
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.
Wind turbines stand in this aerial photograph taken above the Haengwon Wind Farm in Jeju, South Korea, on Sunday, June 28, 2015. South Korea’s 15 trillion won ($13.3 billion) extra budget will channel money to the medical and tourism sectors as the Park administration seeks to cushion the impact of a deadly respiratory disease. Photographer: SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

GE launches new renewable energy business

The new business unit is heavily focused on wind power and turbine manufacturing.
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Obama climate plan puts squeeze on coal state governor

The Obama plan puts a big target on Bullock’s back as he tries to avoid the fate of other Democrats tossed on the slag heap in the nation’s coal belt.
An employees stands for a photograph near wind turbines manufactured by Gamesa Corp. at the Bharat Light & Power Ltd. Amberi wind farms in Rewalkawadi, Maharashtra, India, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in July restored a wind-farm tax benefit, which could propel wind installations to a three-year high of 2,600 megawatts in 2014, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Pattern Energy launches Texas wind farm with Walmart backing

San Francisco-based Pattern Energy, which has its control center and offices in Houston, represents one of the more active players in the Texas wind power surge that has made the Lone Star state the nation’s leader in wind generation.
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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.