A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:
- The Department of Energy is creating new energy efficiency standards for commercial and household appliances, including refrigerators, dishwashers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, water heaters, lamps and many others. According to The Hill, the Obama administration says the standards will help the environment and stimulate the economy; industry groups argue the rush to regulate could slow the economy.
- As renewable power generation increases, companies are exploring new technologies required to store and transmit that power. Tech Republic examines new types of batteries and smart grids currently in development.
- A California substation that was attacked by snipers in 2013 was burglarized Wednesday. Though the attack did not disable the facility, it further raises concerns about the vulnerabilities of the grid, the New York Times reports.
News Release TCEH Corp., Parent Company for Luminant and TXU Energy, Emerges from Chapter 11 as a Competitive, Well-Capitalized Company *** Energy Industry Veteran Curt Morgan Formally Named CEO *** Restructuring Eliminates More Than $33 Billion in Debt *** Benefits from Low Leverage Relative to Peer Group *** Company […]
Razen Thomas is proud to be Powering Texas and proud of the hard work and innovation that she sees from her colleagues every day at Oak Grove Power Plant. As support manager, Razen makes sure everyone has the tools, equipment and processes to do their jobs safely and effectively. Watch this month’s Job One Profile […]
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 […]