A nearly daily round-up of news for your consideration:
- The solar industry employed nearly 7,000 Texans in 2014, up by more than 2,800 from 2013, and is expected to grow to more than 9,100 by the end of 2015, Fuel Fix reports.
- A highly diversified economy and pro-growth policies makes the Texas economy more resilient to oil price fluctuations, Texas economist Vance Ginn writes in Forbes. From the post:
“The current test on the state’s economy will depend on how low oil prices go and for how long. After real oil prices hit their lows in early 2009, they rose relatively quickly throughout the rest of the year, contributing to the lack of economic decline. This time around is also different with the rest of the nation growing – though at a sluggish pace – providing a boost for Texas.”
- Tesla is expected to unveil a battery for energy storage in consumers’ homes and businesses by this summer, Bloomberg 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 […]