Chronicle energy wrap-up

A brief rundown of some of the energy stories in today’s Houston Chronicle:
Lighting a new path to energy efficiency: Long before President Bush signed the energy conservation bill Wednesday, some Houston consumers already were switching to light bulbs that significantly cut electricity costs.
Texas grid outlook grows brighter: Remember how cancelled coal plant projects were going to make Texas like a third world country? Looks like we’ve got a small reprieve.
State energy tax breaks wait for AG: State environmental regulators decided Wednesday to wait for an attorney general’s opinion before expanding an industry tax break that has school and county officials worried.
Enbridge, Exxon may do $3 billion crude pipeline: Who isn’t building a new pipeline these days?
Calpine bankruptcy exit approved: One of Texas’ largest power plant owners (and downtown neighbor to the Houston Chronicle) could be out of Chp. 11 before Feb. 7.
Exxon to supremes: Valdez penalty too high: After 18 years the legal battle continues.
And from earlier this week …. another way the energy companies in Western Harris County compensate their workers — stable home prices!