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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.
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.
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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BlackRock buys into new Texas wind projects

While the terms are not being disclosed, BlackRock also recently bought a 50 percent stake in the new, 200-megawatt Hereford Wind Project, which is southwest of Amarillo.
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Wind, solar causing “upheaval” for utilities, San Antonio power exec says

Utility companies in Texas and beyond must adjust for the future or fade into oblivion, said Cris Eugster, chief generation and strategy officer for San Antonio’s integrated utility company, called CPS Energy.
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Commentary: New technologies push clean energy boundaries

Innovative systems of collecting energy from the environment are pushing the boundaries of the current renewable energy landscape, fueling the growth of the market and overall acceptance of green energy as a form of energy production. From pocket-sized wind turbines to solar-paneled bike paths, the green energy movement is reaching new heights of innovative technologies […]
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (L) shakes hands with workers of Brazilian state-run oil giant Petrobras at Petrobras's shipyards in Rio de Janeiro, on September 11, 2013. (VANDERLEI ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images)

Brazil pledges to cut emissions

Our goals are just as ambitious, if not more so, than those set by developed countries,” President Dilma Rousseff said as she announced the targets at the U.N. in New York.
This photo taken July 23, 2013, show the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Congress returns to work this week with a relatively short and simple agenda, vote to keep the government operating in the short term, then return home to campaign. National security threats from Islamic State militants and Russian aggression in Ukraine loom large, but September's session may be too short for lawmakers to do anything but talk about them.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Five options for getting crude export bill to president’s desk

Oil producers and their allies on Capitol Hill are mulling an array of strategies for getting legislation authorizing widespread crude exports onto the president’s desk.
California Gov. Jerry Brown. (AP file photo/Nick Ut)

California’s climate fight comes down to late negotiations

The Democratic governor has to break through a logjam in his own party in the final week of the legislative session.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., joins members of crowd to listen to former President Bill Clinton during an appearance in Colorado. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Democratic senator says he’s open to oil exports

Michael Bennet’s comments make him the latest Senate Democrat to suggest he is open to oil exports — even if the support is predicated on other changes.