Tag: combined cycle

Hydraulic fracturing reduces threat of Texas drought, researchers say

The water saved by shifting a power plant from coal to natural gas is 25 to 50 times as great as the amount of water required to extract the natural gas through hydraulic fracturing, according to a University of Texas study released Thursday.  More »

Renewable energy to soar on Texas grid, report says

Renewable energy could supply more than 40 percent of the electricity for Texas by 2032, according to a report issued Tuesday.  More »

Obama administration boosts oil industry with $8B in loan guarantees

When President Barack Obama unveiled a broad plan for combating climate change last week, few observers would have predicted one of his administration’s first steps would be aimed at giving a boost to fossil fuels.  More »

Obama targets power plants in call for climate change action

President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping plan to combat climate change, including setting in motion the stalled first limits on greenhouse gas pollution from existing power plants and accelerating renewable projects on federal lands.  More »