A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:
- The Electric Reliability Council of Texas on Tuesday released a report “predicting that up to half of the state’s coal-fired generation might be shuttered and ratepayers could pay 20 percent higher prices by 2020” because of federal environmental proposals, the Austin American-Statesmen writes. Environmental groups dismissed the findings saying they don’t include new technologies in producing, storing and saving power.
- The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to decide this week that coal ash will continue to be labeled a solid waste, meaning the material can still be recycled into secondary products, Forbes reports, but industry experts are closely watching details of any new guidance on disposal standards.
- Five trends in home energy emerged in 2014, Greentech Media says, including a move toward a more seamless ecosystem of connected devices, creative bundling of services and storage of solar power.
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 […]