Power Breakfast for April 14, 2014


A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:

  • Three states – Washington, Virginia and New Mexico – have passed bills to expand the use of nuclear power, Power Engineering reports. Meanwhile, the expansion of a nuclear power plant in South Texas received tentative approval from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, the Dallas Morning News said.
  • Railroad carriers told the U.S. Surface Transportation Board that extreme weather and a record grain harvest are to blame for delays in delivering coal to power plants, rather than what some say is a growing preference for oil shipments, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram says.
  • San Antonio and Austin are among the country’s leaders in solar power, and Texas leads other states in solar energy potential, but much of that is still untapped, according to a report by The Texas Tribune.
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TCEH Corp., Parent Company for Luminant and TXU Energy, Emerges from Chapter 11 as a Competitive, Well-Capitalized Company






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Job One Profiles: Razen Thomas






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A Soaring Success






An abundance of wildlife, including numerous bald eagles, call Luminant’s sites and reclaimed land home. When Liberty Mine’s resident bald eagle pair returns this fall, they’ll find a few home renovations – most notably, a new nest location. The eagles’ nest was recently moved away from mining activities to a new location on company property […]